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International Journal on Algae

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

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v2.i3.40
pages 27-45

Diversity of Cyanoprocaryota in Israel. First data about blue-green algae of dry limestones of Upper Galilee

O. N. Vinogradova
N. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Tereshchenkovskaya St., 01001 Kiev, Ukraine
M. Poem-Finkel
International Center for Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31905 Haifa, Israel
Eviatar Nevo
Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, 199 Abba Khousi Ave., Mt. Carmel, Haifa 3498838, Israel
Solomon P. Wasser
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine, 2 Tereshchenkovskaya Str., Kiev 01004, Ukraine; Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, 199 Abba Khousi Ave., Mt. Carmel, Haifa 3498838, Israel

ABSTRACT

Algological study of dry limestones of Nahal Keziv, the Upper Galilee, Israel, was carried out for the first time. Thirty five species (36 forms) belonging to 4 orders of Cyanoprocaryota were revealed by cultural method. Fifteen taxa are new or rare for Israel. A taxonomic list of species with synonyms, distribution in Israel, and general distribution is given, as well as detailed descriptions and drawings of rare and new taxa for Israel.