aerophilous


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Adj.1.aerophilous - depending on free oxygen or airaerophilous - depending on free oxygen or air; "aerobic fermentation"
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However, in one sample 39.3% of the assemblage consists of aerophilous diatoms, namely Hantzchia amphioxys, Pinnularia borealis, Humidophila contenta and Luticola cohnii.
Aerophilous species that dominate in the diatom composition occur commonly in subaerial environments, i.e.
This paleoenvironment is also evidenced by the results of micromorphological (blue-green and planktonic green algal remains and vivianite-group minerals), and diatom studies (aerophilous diatoms), both relating to the layer of black sandy silty clay in which the artefact deposit was discovered.