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Cryoseston of the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria

Vladislav Cepák
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  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Botany, Centre of Algology, Dukelská 135, CZ-37982 Třeboň, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2013-10-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/botcro-2013-0012


- In the cryoseston community of the Pirin Mountains, 18 species were determined. Chlorophyta: Chlamydomonas nivalis (predominant), Chloromonas brevispina, Chloromonas rostafinski, Chlainomonas rubra (new genus and species for Bulgaria, documented in Europe for only the second time), Cystococcus nivicolus and Stichococcus nivalis. Bacillariophyceae: Aulacoseira granulata var. angustissima, Hantzchia amphioxys, cf. Surirella. Fungi: cf. Chytridium chlamydococcii. Deuteromycetes: Selenotila nivalis, Chionaster nivalis, and saprophytic fungae cf. Myzocytium, Rhodosporidium toruloides, Alternaria sp. and cf. Cladosporium, in pollen grains. Bacteria: Leptothrix ochracea. Ciliata: Vorticella campanula. The composition of cryoseston in the Pirin Mountains is characteristic for high mountains where Chlamydomonas nivalis predominates.

Keywords : Chlainomonas rubra; cryoseston; Pirin Mountains; snow algae; Bulgaria

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Published Online: 2013-10-08

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Citation Information: Acta Botanica Croatica, Volume 72, Issue 2, Pages 257–268, ISSN (Print) 0365-0588, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/botcro-2013-0012.

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