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Iconographia Diatomologica, Volume 24: Diatoms of Antartica: The Freshwater Floras of Livingston Island (South Shetland Islands) and Joames Ross Island, Maritime Arctic Region

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Series: Iconographia Diatomologica Volume: 24

By: Ralitsa Zidarova (Author), Katerina Kopalova (Author), Bart van de Vijver (Author), Horst Lange-Bertalot (Editor)

509 pages, 216 plates

Gantner Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2017 | #204941 | ISBN-13: 9783874294348
Available for pre-order: Due Jan 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £190.00 $239/€223 approx

About this book

This volume provides the first detailed diatom identification guide for the Maritime Antarctic region. All taxa found during a large taxonomic and ecological freshwater diatom survey on the South Shetland Islands and James Ross Island are included. Taxa are listed following the systematic classification of Round et al. (1990) and further alphabetically within each genus. Each taxon is discussed on a single page providing the following data: the original reference; a morphological description based on LM and SEM observations; a comparison with similar taxa; data on its ecology (where available). Per taxon, an entire plate composed of high quality LM and SEM micrographs is shown, illustrating all morphological details. The last plates contain unidentified taxa for which, due to their rarity in the samples, insufficient observations were made and hence formal description / identification is not possible. Short descriptions giving morphometric details are added for these taxa. The appendix at the end of the volume contains confirmed distribution records for each taxon & a list of all taxonomic papers that have been published since the start of this survey by the book authors on Maritime Antarctic diatoms.


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