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The Phycogeography of Freshwater Algae

Authors
  • Padisák, J.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Pages
219–223
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00256-8
ISBN: 978-0-12-370626-3
Source
Elsevier
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Abstract

In most textbooks, algae, in general, appear as cosmopolitan species that occur anywhere at any time, therefore are, in addition, ubiquitous. In this article we demonstrate that algal species can be quite restricted in their geographical distribution exhibiting similar patterns as higher plants. Mechanisms of dispersal, dispersal agents, and survival of transport conditions are also discussed.

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