|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
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
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.