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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

Structural and Quantitative Features of Phytoperiphyton Communities in Watercourses of the Zeya River Basin, Amur Oblast

  • L. A. MedvedevaEmail author
  • A. A. Semenchenko
PHYTOPLANKTON, PHYTOBENTHOS, AND PHYTOPERIPHYTON
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Abstract

The results of a study of periphyton algae in the Zeya River and nine watercourses of its drainage basin (Amur Oblast) are presented. The composition of dominant species is determined, the structural features of algal communities are considered, and quantitative characteristics of some of their components are obtained. The total abundance of phytoperiphyton in the Zeya River is 583 billion cells/m2; biomass is 102–1106 g/m2. In medium-sized watercourses, the total abundance of algae ranges from 16.2 to 100 billion cells/m2; biomass is from 2.0 to 18.3 g/m2. Most of the biomass is formed by diatoms (Encyonema silesiacum, Hannaea arcus, Ulnaria ulna, Gomphoneis olivaceum, and large-celled species of the genus Gomphonema); most of the abundance is formed by cyanobacteria and diatoms from the genera Achnanthes, Fragilaria, Gomphonema, and the species Encyonema minutum.

Keywords:

algae periphyton abundance biomass community structure watercourses of the Zeya River basin 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This study was financially supported by the Russian Science Foundation (grant no. 14-50-00034).

COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies involving animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia
  2. 2.Far Eastern Federal UniversityVladivostokRussia

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