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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v16.i4.10
pages 307-315

New Data on the Flora of Bacillariophyta in Water Bodies of the Nizhniy Vyg River Basin (the Republic of Karelia, Russia)

S. I. Genkal
I.D. Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters of RAS, Settle Borok, Nekouz District, Yaroslavl Region 152742, Russia
T. A. Chekryzheva
Institute for Biology of Inland Waters RAS, Settl. Borok, Nekouz District, 152742 Yaroslavl Region, Russia


As a result of SEM studies of phytoplankton in water bodies of the Nizhniy Vyg River basin, 163 species and varieties of Bacillariophyta from 56 genera have been found, including 29 new for the flora of Karelia and 8 new for Russia. The greatest species diversity has been recorded in the Vygozersk Reservoir and Matkozhnensk reach. The most common species in the investigated water bodies are Asterionella formosa Hassal, Aulacoseira ambigua (Grunow) Simonsen, A. tenella (Nygaard) Simonsen, Discostella stelligera (Cleve & Grunow) Houk & Klee, Fragilaria crotonensis Kitton, Handmannia comta Ehrenb.) Kociolek et Khursevich, and Tabellaria flocculosa (Roth) Kutz.