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deformed individual

Image of Buliminoidea Jones 1875

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Foraminiferans living in polluted environments often show alterations in the morphology of their tests. This individual, isolated from a site in Norway which is contaminated with heavy metals, shows extra protuberances on some of its chambers. Image courtesy of Dr. Elisabeth Alve, University of Oslo.  Citation: Alve, E. Benthic foraminifera reflecting pollution. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 21:1-19.

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