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desmids

unicellular or colonial green ALGAE.
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Lenzenweger and Lutz (2006) studied algae from very humid moss patches along the rims of small ponds near the shore of the Kongsfjorden in July 2004 and reported 58 taxa of desmids.
In the natural substratum, there was a change in the number of desmids taxa, in December 6th (4th sampling), when we registered an expressive contribution of diatoms.
Distributional patterns in some neotropical desmid species (Algae, Chlorophyta) in relation to migratory bird routes.
The absence of many species of desmids could be due to their preference for brackish or high saline waters.
Opute FI (1992) Contribution to the knowledge of algae of Nigeria 1: Desmids from the Warri/Forcados estuaries.
Desmids were negatively related to bicarbonates but favoured by moderate temperature (Table-3).
During the summer many species of cyanobacteria, diatoms such as Asterionella and Fragellaria, dinoflagellates, desmids, calanoid copepods, and cladocerans are present whereas in the winter there are centric diatoms, calanoid copepods, the cyanobacterium Anabacna, and small flagellated algae.
Over a third of all algal species identified to date belong to the large group of algae known as Desmids.