Telalginite is a structured organic matter (alginite) in sapropel, composed of large discretely occurring colonial or thick-walled unicellular algae such as Botryococcus, Tasmanites and Gloeocapsomorpha prisca. Telalginite is present in large algal bodies. It fluoresce brightly in shades of yellow under blue/ultraviolet light.[1] The term of telalginite was introduced by Adrian C. Hutton of the University of Wollongong.[2]

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