J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1994, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): -.

• Research Articles •    

Methods of Phytolith Analysis

Wang Yong-ji, Lü Hou-yuan and Heng Ping   

Abstract: Methods of phytolith analysis adopted from abroad as well as the authors' own experiences are introduced. It consists of two parts: The field method and the laboratory method of phytolith analysis; the former consists of plant collection, surface soil, stratum and archaeological samplings and the latter includes use of modern plants, soil sediment and archaeological phytolith analysis.

Key words: Phytolith, Methods of analysis

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