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Laboratory of Botany (AUTh)

Greek name: Εργαστήριο Φυσικής Γεωγραφίας
Parent institute: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Department of Biology (AUTh), more

Thesaurus terms (6) : Algae; Botanical resources; Hydrobiology; Photosynthesis; Phytoplankton; Pollution
University Campus
Egnatia Str.,
Thessaloniki 541 24

Tel.: +30-(0)2310-99 82 66
Fax: +30-(0)2310-99 83 89
Type: Scientific
Level: Labo

The main research activities of the Laboratory of Botany are in the following areas:
• structure, function and differentiation of algal and higher plant cells; the supramolecular organization and function of biomembranes in red algae; effects of heavy metals on the growth and development, fine structure, photosynthetic process and enzymatic behaviour of plants
• bionomy, taxonomy and ecology of marine macroalgae; macroalgae as pollution indices
• taxonomy, biology and ecology of plankton algae in lakes, rivers and coastal seas; analysis of factors controlling biodiversity in phytoplankton communities; anthropogenic nutrient loading changes and blooms of harmful algae; restoration
• toxic algae; algal toxins; photosynthetic processes of algae
• marine microbial food web; phytoplankton primary productivity and bacterial productivity in the sea

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  • Hydrobiological study of Lake Kastoria. Selection of the most suitable methods for restoration. (Funding: Municipality of Kastoria,, more

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