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Palynological Preparation Techniques


Keith W. Abineri, West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, UK: THE EXAMINATION OF MICROFOSSILS, NANNOFOSSILS AND OTHER MICROSCOPICAL OBJECTS USING CELLULOSE LACQUER ROCK PEELS.

G. Kent Colbath (1985): A comparison of palynological extraction techniques using samples from the Silurian Bainbridge formation, Missouri, U.S.A. Abstract, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 44: 153-164.

S. Ellin and D. McLean (1994): The use of microwave heating in hydrofluoric acid digestions for palynological preparations. PDF file, Palynology 18.

O.R. Green (2013): A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology. Google books.

O.R. Green: Extraction Techniques for Palaeobotanical and Palynological Material. Abstract, pp 256-287. A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology.

Klaus Henkel: Pollen sammeln und präparieren. PDF file, in German.

C. Heunisch, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Geozentrum Hannover: Ein "Sekundenkleber" für Rezentpollen (in German).
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K. Holt et al. (2011): Progress towards an automated trainable pollen location and classifier system for use in the palynology laboratory. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 167: 175-183.

! Jan Jansonius, GSC-Calgary, Calgary, Alberta:
Review: Jones, T. P., and N. P. Rowe (editors), 1999. Fossil Plants and Spores: Modern Techniques.

! T.P. Jones and Nick P. Rowe (eds.), Google Books (some pages are ommitted): Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques. Published by Geological Society, 1999, 396 pages. Excellent! Click: "Preview the book". Go to page 47:
Light microscopy of fossil pollen and spores.

LRC Core Facility, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (website saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine): Floral and faunal components,
Pollen prep flow chart (HTML website),
Pollen processing (in PDF), and
Quantitative pollen spike. Procedure writeups (PDF files).

Paolo Mandrioli (2000): Method for sampling and counting airborne pollen and fungal spores. PDF file, saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

K. Matsuoka, Laboratory of Coastal Environmental Science Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, and Y. Fukoyo Asian Natural Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo (2000): Technical guide for modern dinoflagellate cyst study. PDF file.
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! L. Muriale et al. (1996): Fatality due to acute fluoride poisoning following dermal contact with hydrofluoric acid in a palynology laboratory. PDF file, Journal of the British Occupational Hygiene Society, 40: 705-710.

Jeffrey M. Osborn: Palynology (PDF file).

! School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, United Kingdom: Fossil Pollen Preparation A brief tutorial (PDF file). See also here (equipment).
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! Karl J. Reinhard, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Palynology techniques for archaeology and geosciences. Extracting pollen from a variety of substrates, including consolidated geological deposits.
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J.B. Riding and J.E. Kyffin-Hughes (2011): A direct comparison of three palynological preparation techniques. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 167: 212–221. See also here (abstract).

! J.B. Riding et al. (2007): An effective palynological preparation procedure using hydrogen peroxide. PDF file, Palynology, 31 19-36. See also here (abstract).

! James B. Riding and Jane E. Kyffin-Hughes (2004): A review oft the laboratory preparation of palynomorphs with a description of an effective non-acid technique. PDF file, Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 7: 13-44. Including a review of laboratory techniques on page 2.
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Louise Rowell: Palynomorph retention on clothing under differing conditions. Thesis, University of Western Australia Library. Go to:
Materials and Methods. PDF file.
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J.D. Schiffbauer and S. Xiao (2009): Novel application of focused ion beam electron microscopy (FIB-EM) in preparation and analysis of microfossil ultrastructures: A new view of complexity in early …. PDF file, Palaios, 24: 616-626.
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Bruce G. Smith, Louisiana State University (with assistance by Brett Fitzgerald and Laura Quinn): Teacher Experiencing Antarctica, Procedures for Palynological Sample Preparation. Powerpoint presentation (13.7 MB), provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

J. Stevenson and S.G. Haberle (2005): Macro Charcoal Analysis: A modified technique used by the Department of Archaeology and Natural History. In PDF, PalaeoWorks Technical Report, 5.

Gonzalo Vidal (1988): A Palynological Preparation Method. Abstract, Palynology, 12: 215-220.
U. Villanueva-Amadoz et al. (2012): Focused ion beam nano-sectioning and imaging: a new method in characterisation of palaeopalynological remains. In PDF, Grana, 51: 1–9. See also here.

James M. White, Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary (Highlights from Recent CAP Newsletters): Differential Sorting of Palynomorphs During Preparation: Some Useful Research Topics.

Dan Yeloff and Chris Hunt (2004): Fluorescence microscopy of pollen and spores: a tool for investigating environmental change. Abstract.










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