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Taxonomic investigations of cyanobacterial and algal flora from the Southern Altai, East Kazakhstan
- 1. 0353431 - BU-J 2013 RIV PL eng J - Journal Article
Caisová, Lenka - Bešta, T. - Chlachula, J. - Komárek, Jiří - Husák, Štěpán
Taxonomic investigations of cyanobacterial and algal flora from the Southern Altai, East Kazakhstan.
Biodiversity: Research and Conservation. Roč. 15, č. 1 (2009), s. 13-22. ISSN 1897-2810
Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516
Keywords : algae * taxonomy * southern Altai
Subject RIV: EF - Botanics
The study presents results of pilot investigations of micro-vegetation biodiversity in marginally explored mountain and forest-steppe areas of southern Altai, East Kazakhstan. On the basis of morphological phenotypes and ecological demands a total of 351 taxa of cyanobacteria and algae were identified in the principal biotopes of the territorial topographic gradient of ca. 400-3900 m a.s.l. Microbiological records display a remarkable taxonomic variability, including several previously undescribed endemic species of algae adapted to locally specific geoenvironmental conditions. The present results show a major potential for future systematic phycological studies integrated in the complex nature monitoring and management strategy in protected areas of the Altai. The results also demonstrate a limited impact of modern human activity on the quality of local water sources with only minor present ecological risks in balance with the traditional lifestyles of pastoralist communities.
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