Figure 42: Micrograph of sample CDU-15, viewed in normal light. In normal light, fungal fruiting bodies (arrows) are seen within pores/cracks in the dentine, associated with masses of orange and translucent material. This material displays a bright white birefringence in polarized light. As with the fungal hyphae seen in Figure 41, one of the fungal fruiting bodies is lined with the material. No analyses were carried out but it is likely that this is calcite, with some compounds containing iron and/or manganese, as seen for sample EIN-13 (Figures 30, 31, 32) and EIN-10 (Figures 27, 28, 29). (Image credit: H. Hollund)
Figure 42

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