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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 225–228 | Cite as

A computerized plankton counter

  • G. S. Jackson
  • P. Hamilton
  • K. Solomon
  • N. Kaushik
Article

Abstract

A portable computerized plankton counting system is presented, which has the potential to enumerate 255 different species per sample. The software is used to count phytoplankton samples and produce summary data. The hardware allows the results to be reproduced in the form of a hardcopy, stored on a cassette tape, or transferred to a larger computer for analysis.

Keywords

computer plankton software enumeration 

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References

  1. Cunningham, C. R. & J. S. Purewal, 1983. A microcomputer based aid for counting plankton samples. J. Plankton Res. 5: 783–786.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Jackson
    • 1
  • P. Hamilton
    • 1
  • K. Solomon
    • 1
  • N. Kaushik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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