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Belcher, H. & Swale, E., 1979

An Illustrated Guide to River Phytoplankton

The introductory section, is followed by 10 plates of representative species. This is followed by the Key to Genera, then Decriptions of Species Illustrated.

The authors emphasise that care must be taken to only collect suspended algae from mid-stream, if this work is to be used for identification.

Publisher Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
Pages 64
ISBN 0 11 886602 8
Coverage Covers the algae that can be found FAIRLY COMMONLY (their emphasis) in suspension in rivers.
Illustrations Stipple drawings on right hand pages in the body of the book.
Identify Under a Compound Microscope.
Specimen Prep. Fresh, living algae, or preserved by adding a few drops of Lugols Iodine until the water is pale brown.

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