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X-RAY Microanalysis of Selected Coelenterate Statoliths

  • David M. Chapman (a1)

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When scanning electron microscopy became integrated with X-ray micro-analysis, it became an easy matter to localize an object and perform a semi-quantitative elemental analysis of atoms of atomic number 11 or higher using an energy dispersive spectrometer. This technique is used in the present study to determine the chemistry of the statoliths of eight hydromedusae, two scyphomedusae, one cubozoan and a ctenophore with respect to their comparative biomineralization and the relationship of the mineral to their taxonomy.

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X-RAY Microanalysis of Selected Coelenterate Statoliths

  • David M. Chapman (a1)

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