Morphotype Photos

Aggregate
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Formation of separate units gathered into a mass

Attaching
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Putative microbial morphologies attaching to minerals
Bridging
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Film or filaments that bridge between minerals
Cracked
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When substrate appears cracked
Debris
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Non-specific textured with some vertical relief
Dimpled
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Sphereoid or other irregular shape that has a dimple in it, possibly indicating collapse, not including filaments
Felted
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Composed of strands, fibers, or needles woven together (like felt cloth)
Filaments
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Elongate, curved feature, generally <1-2 µm wide and 1-20µm long
Film
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Smooth, very thin sheet
Grapes
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Several spheroid bodies grouped together like a bunch of grapes. Called botryoidal in biology but not geology
Hollow
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Structures that appear to be hollow inside, such as a filament
Knobby
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Small knob like protrusions from filaments or other shapes
Ordered
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Repeating structured pattern, such as ordered rods
Overview
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Any image showing an overview, zoomed out view
Pinched
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Filament or spheroid shape with pinched waist, suggesting cell division. Implies single shape, not multiple (see segmented)
Polyp

Structure consisting of a rounded head which grows outward from a broad base or stalk, a protuberance
Rods
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Varying length cylindrical shape, does not necessarily imply biological
Roots
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Images taken of roots
Segemented
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Distinct segments denoted by pinching in between segments, like a string of sausages
Spheriod
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Spheres and less than perfect spheres
Stellate
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Spheroid with radiating symmetrical protrusions
Striations
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Parallel lines on crystal faces
Subhedral
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Displaying one to two complete or partial crystal faces
Threads
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Filamentous-like structures < 100 nm in diameter
Wooly
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Having a fluffy character or appearance, dense and matted

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