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Some new and interesting ecological observations on desmids from the Province of Vojvodina (Northern Serbia)

Marija Stamenković
  • Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Takovska 43, 11000, Belgrade, Serbia
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Published Online: 2008-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0143-7

Abstract

A detailed qualitative investigation of the desmid community in the territory of the Province of Vojvodina (Northern Serbia, part of the Pannonian Plain) revealed a surprisingly high number of desmid taxa. Although most of the desmids were marked as rare, according to the results of physico-chemical analyses of water samples, several taxa were frequently recorded in habitats that are generally deemed unsuitable for desmids. The ecological characteristics of 18 desmid taxa, some of which known as acidophilic and/or oligotrophic, are briefly discussed. The unexpected presence of many desmid taxa is explained by assuming that their tolerance threshold to various physico-chemical parameters has changed considerably.

Keywords: desmids; ecology; habitats; water quality; Vojvodina; Serbia

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Published Online: 2008-12-04

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Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 63, Issue 6, Pages 921–927, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-008-0143-7.

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