Diatoms are used for monitoring the environmental conditions of water. We have little information about centric diatoms in Turkish freshwaters. A total of 50 samples were collected from some springs and small streams of Türkmen Mountain. As a result, 7 species [Cyclotella meneghiniana Kützing, C. ocellata Pantocsek, Cyclostephanos dubius (Fricke) Round, Handmannia balatonis (Pantocsek) Kulikovskiy & Solak comb. nov., Melosira varians Agardh, Stephanodiscus hantzschii Grunow, and S. minutulus (Kützing) Cleve & Möller] were identified, and we also suggest in this study that a new combination for Cyclotella balatonis Pantocsek should be Handmannia balatonis comb. nov. and for C. praetermissa Lund should be Handmannia praetermissa comb. nov.
SOLAK, CÜNEYD NADİR and KULIKOVSKIY, MAXIM
"Species composition and distribution of centric diatoms from Türkmen Mountain (Sakarya River Basin/Turkey),"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 37:
3, Article 19.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol37/iss3/19