Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 256–266 | Cite as

Studies on silica-scaled chrysophytes from Fujian Province, China

  • Wei Yin-xin
  • J. Kristiansen


In 19 phytoplankton samples collected from 14 water bodies in the southeasterm part of China and examined by electron microscopy, 27 taxa of silica-scaled chrysophytes (8 of them belonging to the Chrysophyceae and 19 to the Synurophyceae) were found. All these taxa are new to Fujian Province; 24 of them were previously found in China, but 3, viz.Chrysosphaerella septispina, Mallomonas rasilis andM. guttata var.simplex are new to China.M. guttata var.simplex has only been reported from the Ontario region, Canada. The silica-scaled chrysophyte flora and their geographical distribution in this region are discussed.

Key words

Chrysophyceae Synurophyceae silica-scaled chrysophytes biogeography electron microscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Yin-xin
    • 1
  • J. Kristiansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of HydrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhan
  2. 2.Botanical Institute, Dept. of PhycologyUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

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