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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

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An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
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Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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The ultrastructure of calcareous cirratulid (Polychaeta, Annelida) tubes; pp. 153–156

(Full article in PDF format)   doi:10.3176/earth.2009.2.06


Authors

Olev Vinn

Abstract

The entire tube wall of Dodecaceria caulleryi and Dcoralii is composed of thin calcareous lamellae with a spherulitic prismatic ultrastructure. In Diplochaetetes mexicanus the tube ultrastructure is similar, but contains also some lamellae with a homogeneous structure. The biomineralization system of cirratulids has not evolved since the appearance of calcareous tubes in the Oligocene. The tube ultrastructure of cirratulids shows the strongest similarity to that of sabellids.

Keywords

Cirratulidae, ultrastructure, biomineralization, Oligocene, Recent.

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