Inland Water Biology

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 153–156 | Cite as

Pigments of phytoperiphyton of the submountain rivers of the Middle Urals

Phytoplankton, Phytobenthos, and Phytoperiphyton


The pigment composition of phytoperiphyton was studied for the Sylva River and its tributaries in 2005–2006. The seasonal dynamics of chlorophyll a, b, c was analyzed for the epiphyton (on macrophytes) and epilithon (on stones and rocky soil). A significant variability of the relative chlorophyll a concentration (per wet weight unit) was observed in phytoperiphyton.


submountain rivers phytoperiphyton photosynthetic pigment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesPermRussia

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