MONOMEROUS THALLI

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Click here for the coaxial thalli, here for the non-coaxial thalli, and here for the dimerous thalli.

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Thin section images showing the basal non-coaxial core filaments running from left to right, parallel to the substrate (former hypothallus); they turn outward to form the peripheral filaments (former perithallus) which arranged at right angles to the substrate.
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In opposite to the Recent example, the original cell walls of the fossil SEM-sample are leached and cell lumina are filled by sparry calcite.

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