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Pentecost, A., 1984

Introduction to Freshwater Algae

A useful introductory guide to the subject.

Contains a number of minor typographic errors, but these do not detract from its usefulness.

Publisher The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd
Pages 247
ISBN 0 85546143 8
Comments and Corrigenda Key to Major Classes (page 16)

2b should lead to 6
3a should lead to 4

The page numbers for the Chlorophyceae table on page 133 are: 135, 148, 150, 173, 178, 188, 190, 191, 192 and 197.
Coverage Common British species of freshwater algae and cyanobacteria.
Illustrations 48 plates of line drawings, a few with green ink.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Mostly fresh material.
Difficulty Varied. Generally, the more complicated the alga, the easier to identify.

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