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Pyrolyzed Calcium Oxalate Phytoliths

Pyrolyzed Calcium Oxalate Phytoliths

This is a tapelift from a home impacted by a near approach of a large forestfire. The bright rectangular particles in this field of view are from the pyrolysis of calcium oxalate phytoliths.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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