The functionality of pores in benthic Foraminifera and bottom water oxygenation: a review .

Glock, Nikolaas, Schönfeld, Joachim and Mallon, Jürgen (2012) The functionality of pores in benthic Foraminifera and bottom water oxygenation: a review . In: ANOXIA: Evidence for Eukaryote Survival and Paleontological Strategies. , ed. by Altenbach, Alexander V., Bernhard, Joan M. and Seckbach, Joseph. Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, 21 . Springer , Netherlands, pp. 537-552. ISBN 978-94-007-1895-1 DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-1896-8_28.

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This chapter will give a brief review about the present understanding of pores in tests of
benthic foraminifera. The interpretation of the pore-function changed through time and
a couple of theories were proposed. The research about the functionality of pores
recently became of new interest because it seems likely that they are involved in the
respiration pathways of some benthic foraminifera. The fact that several benthic species
are able to survive anoxia points out the importance for a better understanding of these
respiration pathways and which adaptions differentiate these species from species which
cannot survive in oxygen depleted habitats. Nitrate respiration seems to be widespread
among foraminifera from oxygen depleted habitats and thus knowledge if and in how
far the pores are involved in the process of denitrification would help to understand the
process of denitrification in eukaryotic foraminiferal cells.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Marine geosystems; palaeoceanography; oraminifera; extreme habitats; pore-function; low oxygen environments; micropaleontology; paleoproxy
Research affiliation: OceanRep > SFB 754
OceanRep > SFB 754 > B7
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
Publisher: Springer
Projects: SFB754
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 09:52
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 23:11

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