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Table 1 Literature data on sample preparation and granulometric distributions of worm bioconstruction sands

From: The sedimentary dynamics of Sabellaria alveolata bioconstructions (Ostia, Tyrrhenian Sea, central Italy)

AuthorsTaxa (bioconstruction location)Sample preparationGrain-size range
Taramelli Rivosecchi (1961)Sabellaria alveolata (Lazio, Italy)Disaggregation of bioconstruction with a not-specified method200 μm
Multer and Milliman (1967)Phragmatopoma lapidosa (Florida, America)Disaggregation of bioconstruction in a sodium hypochlorite solution125–500 μm
Gruet (1984)Sabellaria alveolata (France)Single tubes were individually disaggregated with hydrogen peroxide on a hotplate150–600 μm
Naylor and Viles (2000)Sabellaria alveolata (Great Britain)Manually separated individual tubes and disaggregation290–420 μm
Nicoletti et al. (2001)Sabellaria alveolata (Lazio, Italy)Disaggregation of bioconstruction250–700 μm
Delbono et al. (2003)Sabellaria alveolata (Liguria, Italy)Disaggregation of bioconstruction with deionized water washing, automatic dry sieving400–700 μm