Chrysophycean stomatosysts in tributaries of northern limit of Lake Baikal

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A. D. Firsova
A. Yu. Bessudova
E. V. Likhoshway


Phytoplankton samples from the Verkhnaya Angara and Kichera rivers as well as from the Dushkachanskoye, Sredneye and Dagarskoye mouths, were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy. Among 58 chrysophyte stomatocysts found in the samples, 25 are described as new to science.


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Firsova, A. D., Bessudova, A. Y., & Likhoshway, E. V. (2018). Chrysophycean stomatosysts in tributaries of northern limit of Lake Baikal. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 4(4), 25-44.


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