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Biology of Freshwater Macroalgae and Their Distribution

  • Beata Messyasz
  • Marta Pikosz
  • Ewa Treska
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Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 8)

Abstract

Cosmopolitan taxa of freshwater macroalgae occurring in inland waters in mass are described with respect to their biology. One of their components is autecology, which concerns the relations of individual organisms to the various factors of their environment. The factors influencing the fluctuations of macroalgal populations (e.g., Cladophora, Oedogonium) and the formations of their life strategies as primary producers can inform us about the possibility of their use in various branches of industry.

Keywords

Filamentous algae Macroalgae Growth forms Morphology Competitive interactions 

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  1. 1.Faculty of Biology, Department of HydrobiologyAdam Mickiewicz University in PoznanPoznanPoland

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