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- n. A dormant zygotic stage of the life cycle of dinoflagellates
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Different dinoflagellate species are known to be adapted to different environmental conditions, so studying the distribution of 'dinocyst' fossils helps reconstruct past environments.
Reconstruction of sea-surface temperature, salinity, and sea-ice cover in the northern North Atlantic during the last glacial maximum based on dinocyst assemblages.
This transition was sudden, occurring at a drilling depth of 122.37 metres, but changes in organic content and dinocyst distributions were more gradual.