Phytoliths of species some genera of the family Cyperaceae

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A comparative quantitative analysis of phytoliths complexes 31 species of the family Cyperaceae. The analysis results are statistically processed by methods of cluster analysis and canonical correspondent. Highlighted a statistically significant group of species of sedge form similarity indicator phytoliths. The analysis of phytoliths assemblages vicar sedge species to ascertain the impact of environmental conditions on the process of accumulation of biogenic silica in these plants. In order Systematic sedges and other plants can be used mainly phytoliths specific indicator or form and to a lesser extent their assemblages or phytoliths spectra. Vicar critical types of sedges can be differentiated by their phytoliths spectra as vicar closely related species are often differences in the composition of phytoliths. The results obtained can be used for phylogenetic studies of the family as the sedge and in paleobotany.

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A A Bobrov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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A N Semenov

Lomonosov Moscow State University


Yu E Alexeev

Lomonosov Moscow State University



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