The Epiphytic Diatom Flora of Two Sargassum Species
The epiphytic diatom flora on the brown algae Sargassum natans (L.) J. Meyer and S. fluitans Børgesen were investigated and compared. A total of 50 taxa representing 21 genera were identified. The most abundant taxa were Amphora exigua Greg., A. coffeiformis (Ag.) Kütz., Synedra fasciculata (Ag.) Kütz., Cocconeis pseudodiruptoides Foged, and Navicula ramosissima (Ag.) Cleve. Comparisons of the dominant species and diversity statistics characterizing the two samples indicated the two brown algal species supported nearly identical epiphytic diatom floras.
Maples, R. S.
The Epiphytic Diatom Flora of Two Sargassum Species.
Gulf Research Reports
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