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Structure of the phytoplankton community of the Kizlyar and Sulak gulfs of the Caspian Sea

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The current condition of the summer phytoplankton of the water areas of the Kizlyar and Sulak gulfs is marked by a high taxonomic variety, significant quantitative development of the phytoplankton community, predominance of small cell forms, and the increasing role of cyanophyte algae. The major contribution to the biomass has been made by Bacillariophyta (the dominant being Actinocyclus ehrenbergii Ralfs); Cyantophyta (the dominant being Oscillatoria sp., Aphanothece clathrata W. et G. S. West.) have been the most numerous.

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Original Russian Text © A.Sh. Gasanova, G.V. Kovaleva, K.M. Guseinov, 2011, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 3(48), pp. 76–81.

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Gasanova, A.S., Kovaleva, G.V. & Guseinov, K.M. Structure of the phytoplankton community of the Kizlyar and Sulak gulfs of the Caspian Sea. Arid Ecosyst 1, 167–170 (2011).

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