Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 21(S): 101-116, doi: 10.3750/AIP1991.21.S.11
Growth dynamics and morphology of plankton green algae from brackish waters under the influence of salinity, temperature and light
expand article infoA. Latała, N. Hamoud, M. Pliński
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Abstract
Nine unicellular green algal species isolated from the Gulf of Gdańsk phytoplankton were studied. The species were cultured within the salinity range of 0-35% at temperatures of 5-38°C and at light intensity (PAR) ranging within 20-380 μE/m2s. Four species were typical of brackish water, five being freshwater plants. In terms of temperature requirements, groups of three species each belonged to high temperature, mesothermophilic, and low-temperature strains. Most species required relatively high light intensities as growth of six of them was saturated at 120 μE/m2s.