Definition of palynology in English:
The study of pollen grains and other spores, especially as found in archaeological or geological deposits.
- Palaeobotany includes not only macrofossil plants but also microscopic plant material that may be included in palynology, the study of fossil spores and pollen and other organic-walled microfossils.
- We interpret these results in light of Gnetalean palynology and the geological record of western Namibia.
- Metagentiana was separated from Gentiana on the basis of observations related to its gross morphology, floral anatomy, chromosomes, palynology, embryology and molecular data.
- Example sentences
- Individual laminae contain unsorted palynological debris with a consistent ratio of marine and terrestrial components.
- A Pliocene age for the Siesta palaeosol and Nothofagus fossils has been inferred from diatom and palynological biostratigraphy.
- Recent palynological research has revealed diverse exine ornamentation in Rheum, but the variations in ornamentation are not consistent with the morphological classification.
- Example sentences
- Diamond answers by way of a true-life detective story, one in which the heroes are anthropologists, paleontologists, and palynologists (who study the structure and dispersal of pollen).
- A further complication has been the studies by palynologists, scientists who study spores and pollen, who use yet another system for naming the fossil species.
- Identification was assisted by the independent assessments of a professional palynologist (someone who studies pollen) who did not know that the specimens came from ‘Precambrian’ rock.
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