periphyton


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periphyton

(pə-rĭf′ĭ-tŏn′)
n.
The collection of organisms, such as algae and bacteria, that live on the surface of submerged plants and other underwater objects.
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The substrates promote the development of periphyton, increasing primary production and natural food for the prawns (Azim et al.
The use of samplers with artificial substrate will not only house colonizations by benthic organisms, but also by the periphyton, since the materials used in the sampler (cattail leaves, loofah, crushed stone and gravel) serve as a basis for the development of periphytic algae, which indirectly also benefits herbivorous animals.
Percent periphyton coverage, snail density, stream depth, water velocity, turbidity and suspended sediment was observed for testing sites within riffles, runs, pools and glides within both testing areas.
From 15 July to 15 August a periphyton growth experiment was undertaken in all deep mesocosms.
1999; Magana, 2009); samples with multiple species periphyton were collected from five sites located adjacent to the Middle Rio Grande north and south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
On-farm evaluation of Indian major carp production with sugarcane bagasse as subatrate for periphyton.
Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Wadeable Rivers: Periphyton, Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Fish.
1] pond is recommended [45] to ensure sufficient supply of biofloc community for pond microbial synthesis and periphyton development [46].