Scanning Electron Microscope: Potentials in the Morphology of Microorganisms

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Science  08 Dec 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3806, pp. 1318-1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3806.1318


Morphologic characteristics related to ecology and evolutionary sequences, and to specific, generic, and familial relations, can now be determined with the scanning electron microscope. These detailed characteristics will help to establish a more natural faunal classification and will enable more accurate ecologic and biostratigraphic correlations.