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Volume 63, Issue 6


Distribution of chlorophytic phytoplankton in Northern Thailand

Yuwadee Peerapornpisal / Sutthawan Suphan / Neti Ngearnpat / Jeeraporn Pekkoh
Published Online: 2008-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0112-1


The distribution of phytoplankton was investigated in standing water bodies such as reservoirs, ponds and marshes. Thirty sampling sites in Northern Thailand were studied during 1998–2005. The water quality could be classified as oligotrophic-mesotrophic to eutrophic status. Twelve families, 51 genera and 181 species of chlorophytic phytoplankton were found. The dominant genera were Staurastrum spp., Cosmarium spp., Scenedesmus spp. and Pediastrum spp. The distribution of these species was mainly affected by the water quality.

Keywords: Chlorophyte; Desmidiaceae; phytoplankton; Thailand

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Published Online: 2008-12-04

Published in Print: 2008-12-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 63, Issue 6, Pages 852–858, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0112-1.

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