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|Title:||Discovery of a silicate rock-boring organism and macrobioerosion in fresh water||Authors:||Bolotov, Ivan N.
Aksenova, Olga V.
Glasby, Christopher J.
Gofarov, Mikhail Yu.
Kondakov, Alexander V.
Konopleva, Ekaterina S.
Lyubas, Artyom A.
Bychkov, Andrey Yu.
Sokolova, Agniya M.
Vikhrev, Ilya V.
Shyu, J. Bruce H.
Pokrovsky, Oleg S.
|Issue Date:||2018||Source:||Bolotov, I. N., Aksenova, O. V., Bakken, T., Glasby, C. J., Gofarov, M. Y., Kondakov, A. V., . . . Pokrovsky, O. S. (2018). Discovery of a silicate rock-boring organism and macrobioerosion in fresh water. Nature Communications, 9, 2882-. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05133-4||Series/Report no.:||Nature Communications||Abstract:||Macrobioerosion is a common process in marine ecosystems. Many types of rock-boring organisms break down hard substrates, particularly carbonate rocks and calcareous structures such as dead corals and shells. In paleontology, the presence of rocks with boreholes and fossil macroboring assemblage members is one of the primary diagnostic features of shallow marine paleo-environments. Here we describe a silicate rock-boring organism and an associated community in submerged siltstone rock outcrops in Kaladan River, Myanmar. The rock-boring mussel Lignopholas fluminalis is a close relative of the marine piddocks, and its borings belong to the ichnospecies Gastrochaenolites anauchen. The neotectonic uplift of the area leading to gradual decrease of the sea level with subsequent shift from estuarine to freshwater environment was the most likely driver for the origin of this community. Our findings highlight that rocks with macroborings are not an exclusive indicator of marine paleo-ecosystems, but may also reflect freshwater habitats.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/88402
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05133-4||Rights:||© 2018 The Author(s). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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