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Are there any fast growing benthic algae with high oil content?

Most benthic freshwater habitats are blue-green algae (Cyanophyta), green algae (Chlorophyta), diatoms (Bacillariophyta), or red algae (Rhodophyta). However, most other divisions of algae can occur in freshwater benthic habitats. The Chrysophyta, Xanthophyta, Cryptophyta,and Pyrrophyta have many species that usually occur in the phytoplankton,but they may also occur in physiologically active forms in some benthic habitats. 

In addition, resting cells of many algae can be found in the benthos, which may have originated there or may have settled from the water column (Sicko-Goad et al., 1989). The latter divisions seldom constitute more algal biomass in a benthic habitat than blue-green algae, green algae, diatoms, or red algae.

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Thu September 22 2011 10:05:00 AM by Kavi 1517 views
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