The Diatom Composition of the Salt Lake Basin and Its Relationship with Salinity

Aydın AKBULUT

Ekoloji, 2010, Issue 74, Pages: 150-159

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5053/ekoloji.2010.7418

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Abstract

Salinity was the important factor that determined the composition of diatoms in the five separate wetlands of the Salt Lake Basin. Diatoms were divided into six groups with 40 taxa belonging to freshwater forms, 19 to freshwater-brackish, 21 to brackish, 9 to brackish-saline, and 16 to saline forms. Also, 45 taxa with a wide range of tolerance for salinity were identified.

Keywords

Diatom, Salinity, Salt Lake Basin, Turkey

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