Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information


Symbol B (Biogeosciences) » B-PT Paleontology

[B-PT26] Geogenomics

Tue. May 26, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 104 (1F)

Convener:*Kazuyoshi Endo(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo University), Tsuyoshi Komiya(Department of Earth Science & Astronomy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo), Naohiko Ohkouchi(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chair:Kazuyoshi Endo(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo University)

5:48 PM - 5:51 PM

[BPT26-P02] Foraminiferal psuedopodial observation during chamber formation

3-min talk in an oral session

*Takashi TOYOFUKU1, Yukiko NAGAI1, MATSUO, Miki Y.1, Yoshikazu OHNO2, Kazuhiko FUJITA2 (1.JAMSTEC, 2.University of Ryukyus)

Keywords:Foraminifera, Calcification

Foraminifera, marine unicellular organism, have been considered as one of the major carbonate producer in ocean. Their calcareous tests are broadly utilized as paleo-environmental indicators in various studies of earth science because their tests have been archived as numerous fossil in sediment for long time and various environmental information are brought by population, morphology and geochemical fingerprints. The knowledge about the cytological process on carbonate precipitation has been described for couples of decade using by OM, SEM and TEM. Foraminiferal management of shell formation from ambient seawater are of great interest. Our study shows the potential to understanding the function of psuedopodial network for biomineralization by optical microscope.