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The influence of salinity on the growth of some plankton diatoms from brackish water
Paasche, E. (1975). The influence of salinity on the growth of some plankton diatoms from brackish water. Norw. J. Bot. 22(3): 209-215
In: Norwegian Journal of Botany. Universitetsforlaget: Oslo. ISSN 0300-1156, more
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Keywords
    Brackish water; Cultures; Growth; Phytoplankton; Salinity effects; Diatomaceae; Microsiphona potamos C.I.Weber, 1970 [WoRMS]; Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve, 1873 [WoRMS]; Skeletonema subsalsum (Cleve-Euler) Bethge, 1928 [WoRMS]; Thalassiosira baltica (Grunow) Ostenfeld, 1901 [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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  • Paasche, E.

Abstract
    It was shown by means of culture experiments that the plankton diatoms Thalassiosira baltica Ostenfeld and Skeletonema subsalsum Bethge grow best in the salinity range of 2-20ppt. This is in agreement with their known preference for brackish waters in nature. Similar results were obtained with Microsiphona potamos, a diatom occurring in river plankton. 2 clones of the marine plankton sp Skeletonema costatum, one from the Oslofjord and the other from the Baltic, grew well at salinities between 8ppt and 40ppt; they both failed to grow at a salinity of 2ppt or less.

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