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Cells of adjacent filaments (N-S orientated in the images below) are connected by cell fusions (arrows). Click here for an illustration. Another kind of cell connections are the secondary pit connections.



Arrows mark the positions where vertical cell walls are interrupted to form a cell fusion (SEM-Sample). In opposite to the Recent example, the original cell walls are leached and cell lumina are filled by sparry calcite (SEM-Sample).

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