Diatoms and their significance in water quality assessment

Type of instruction






Recommended in

Semesters 1-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

Species of the Bacillariophyta division in Chromista kingdom can be found in seas, continental waters and the upper layer of wet soils. During the course we will learn the methods of collection, preparation and identification of this group of organisms. We will briefly review their main groups, their role in aquatic trophic network and their significance in water quality assessment.

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