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Article: Scanning electron microscopy of latex casts of fossil plant impressions

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 16
Part: 3
Publication Date: August 1973
Page(s): 645 649
Author(s): W. G. Chaloner and M. M. Gay
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CHALONER, W. G., GAY, M. M. 1973. Scanning electron microscopy of latex casts of fossil plant impressions. Palaeontology16, 3, 645–649.

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Rubber latex casts of fossil lycopod stem impressions in fine-grained matrices may be subjected to scanning electron microscopy to reveal details of the original epidermal structure. This technique offers the potential of obtaining microscopic detail from plant impression fossils even if the cuticle is not preserved.
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