Net Planktonic Diatom (Bacillariophyceae) Composition of Lake Abant (Bolu)


Abstract: The diatom flora of Lake Abant was studied monthly for 2 years (June 2003-June 2005) from 3 littoral and 2 vertical stations. A total of 123 diatom taxa were identified. Some species (Asterionella formosa Hassall, Cymbella silesiaca Bleisch, C. cistula Kirchner, Fragilaria biceps (Kützing) Lange-Bertalot, F. dilata (Brebisson) Lange-Bertalot, Navicula radiosa Kützing, and Rhopalodia gibba Müller) showed frequent occurrence in each month at all stations. Numbers of diatoms were increased in certain months in autumn, i.e. November (83 taxa) and December (68 taxa) 2003, and August (65 taxa) and September (76 taxa) 2004.

Keywords: Lake Abant, Diatom, Systematics

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