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The new code for phytolith nomenclature, version 2.0 IS NOW published !

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Is human dental calculus a size- or shape-biased phytolith preservation context?

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Silica content in plants

See how silica content is linked to systematics, ecology, and traits in plants from South America

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Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA

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Szent István University, Hungary

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University of California, USA

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University of Reading, UK

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

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China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

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