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Synura obesa sp. nov. (Synurophyceae) and other silica-scaled chrysophytes from Abisko (Swedish Lapland)

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Ten taxa of silica-scaled chrysophytes (Synurophyceae and Chrysophyceae) were found during an investigation of mires and peat bogs in the Abisko region (Swedish Lapland). The chrysophyte flora consisted mainly of acidophilic (Synura echinulata, S. sphagnicola, Chrysosphaerella longispina) or pH indifferent widely distributed taxa. Together with frequently reported taxa the rare Synura petersenii f. bjoerkii and a new species of Synura, S. obesa were found. Mallomonas corcontica was reported for the first time from Sweden. The occurrence of the species is discussed in relation to some environmental factors (particularly pH).
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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  • Nova Hedwigia is an international journal publishing original, peer-reviewed papers on current issues of taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure and ecology of all groups of cryptogamic plants, including cyanophytes/cyanobacteria and fungi. The half-tone plates in Nova Hedwigia are known for their high quality, which makes them especially suitable for the reproduction of photomicrographs and scanning and transmission electron micrographs.
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