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Volume 63, Issue 2


Oospores of Chara tomentosa from Holocene sediments of Lake Zeribar (Iran)

Andrzej Hutorowicz
  • Department of Hydrobiology, Stanisław Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute, ul. Oczapowskiego 10, PL-10-719, Olsztyn, Poland
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Published Online: 2008-03-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0025-z


Biometric measurements were performed on oospores of Chara tomentosa from Core 63-J from Lake Zeribar in Iran. The partially fossilized oospores examined did not differ significantly in dimensional measurements, number of ridges, or colour from oospores of modern specimens of C. tomentosa.

Keywords: Chara tomentosa; oospores; lake sediments; Lake Zeribar; Iran

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Published Online: 2008-03-27

Published in Print: 2008-04-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 162–166, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0025-z.

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