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Phytolith Analysis of Samples from Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota (1980)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Susan Collins. George Rapp, Jr.. John A. Gifford. Dennis Rondine. Margaret Thompson.

Seventy-six plant samples and forty sediment samples from voyageurs National Park were analyzed for phytoliths. Leaf, stem, root, inflorescence, and where possible, seed phytoliths were extracted from each plant sample as a key against which sediment phytoliths could be compared. All phytoliths were examined by light microscopy using a research petrographic microscope equipped with a Nomarski Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) system. Some phytoliths were also studied using a Scanning...