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Antonyms for allochthonous

of rocks, deposits, etc.

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While there is a small allochthonous component in the saprolite in the form of silt-sized quartz grains, it has been demonstrated qualitatively that the bulk of the saprolite of the study soil is derived from the weathering of the underlying sandstone.
Allochthonous fauna are also transported to this region during periods of intense California Countercurrent or North Equatorial Current flow, especially in associated with ENSO conditions (Torres-Orozco and Castro-Aguirre 1992).
Fringe of the basin, holds land just on the North edge of the allochthonous zone, in the stacked thrust sheets of the Appalachian Over thrust Zone, in which the St, Flavien gas field (now pumped out) is located.
2) The Silurian granites and their host terranes are allochthonous and were thrust over the MNET basement after the Silurian melting event and prior to the Devonian melting event.
Atmospheric inputs of allochthonous nitrogen have increased a great deal more than those of phosphorus as a result of human activities.
Effects of grazing by estuarine gammaridean amphipods on the microbiota of allochthonous detritus.
The shales occur as both autochthonous (in-situ) and allochthonous (fault detached) blocks, the latter having greater potential for economic mineralisation.
1998b, figs 2, 3) lack burrows, but are rich in allochthonous lithoclasts and shells that were derived from shallower water.
The role of instream vs allochthonous N in stream food webs: modeling the results of an isotope addition experiment.
The majority of the allochthonous input into the lakes comes from runoff from the sloped forested, riparian shoreline.
1932) alkaline dystrophic waters are shallow and are formed by wind erosion; are often dark (grey or brown) with very little light penetration; the pH is usually above 8; they are rich in suspended organic material from allochthonous origin; and support very few organisms.
A common characteristic of detritus and seeds in deserts is that they often have an allochthonous origin, with fragments and seeds of plants reaching habitats via transport by wind (Seely, 1978, 1991), or in the case of feces and carcasses of animals, via transport by animals (Sanchez-Pinero and Polis, 2000).
Contaminated animal hide products have been implicated in several allochthonous anthrax cases in Europe and the United States (33-38), including B.