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Transfer Technique

R.E. Abbott and M.L. Abbott (1952): A simple paleobotanical transfer technique. In PDF. Ohio Journal of Science, 52: 258260.
Still available via Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

N. Barling et al. (2019): The resin transfer technique: An application to insect fossils in laminated limestones of the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of north-east Brazil. In PDF, Cretaceous Research, 98: 179-188.
See also here.

I.H. Escapa et al. (2010): Modifications of the transfer technique for studying complex plant structures. Abstract, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 159: 62-68. See also here (in PDF).

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

! L.L.R. Kouwenberg et al. (2007): A new transfer technique to extract and process thin and fragmented fossil cuticle using polyester overlays. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 145: 243-248. See also here.

! P. Moisan (2012): The study of cuticular and epidermal features in fossil plant impressions using silicone replicas for scanning electron microscopy. In PDF, Palaeontologia Electronica.

! C. Pott and H. Kerp (2008): Mikroskopische Untersuchungsmethoden an fossilen Pflanzenabdrücken. In PDF. Der Präparator.

S.J. Rogerson et al. (1976): An improved preparation technique for identification of plant cuticle in animal faeces. In PDF, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 14: 117-119.

M.A. Urban et al. (2018): Cuticle and subsurface ornamentation of intact plant leaf epidermis under confocal and superresolution microscopy. In PDF, Microsc. Res. Tech. 81, 129140.
See also here and there.

L. Wang and Q. Leng (2011): A new method to prepare clean cuticular membrane from fossil leaves with thin and fragile cuticles. In PDF, Science China Earth Sciences, 54: 223-227. See also here.

E.L. Zodrow and J.A. D´angelo (2013): Compression map: Improved means for studying Carboniferous foliage. Atlantic Geology, 49.

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