Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-863-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-863-2015
Research article
 | 
12 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 12 Feb 2015

New highlights of phytolith structure and occluded carbon location: 3-D X-ray microscopy and NanoSIMS results

A. Alexandre, I. Basile-Doelsch, T. Delhaye, D. Borshneck, J. C. Mazur, P. Reyerson, and G. M. Santos

Viewed

Total article views: 3,195 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,573 1,461 161 3,195 119 145
  • HTML: 1,573
  • PDF: 1,461
  • XML: 161
  • Total: 3,195
  • BibTeX: 119
  • EndNote: 145
Views and downloads (calculated since 14 Oct 2014)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 14 Oct 2014)

Cited

Saved (final revised paper)

Saved (preprint)

Latest update: 22 May 2024
Download
Short summary
Phytoliths contain occluded organic compounds called phytC. The nature and location of phytC in biogenic silica structures is poorly understood. Here, we reconstructed the 3-D structure of phytoliths using 3-D Xray microscopy. We further evidenced a pool of phytC, continuously distributed in the silica structure, using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS). Our findings allowed the re-evaluation of previous suggestions regarding phytC quantification and environmental meaning.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint