SUCCESSION AND CURRENT DEMAND RELATIONSHIPS OF DIATOMS ON ARTIFICIAL SUBSTRATES IN PRATER'S CREEK, SOUTH CAROLINA

William Reisen, Deirdre J. Spencer

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Abstract

A study concerning the colonization of glass slides by diatoms was conducted in Prater's Creek, Pickens County. S. C., to observe qualitatively and quantitatively the responses of the periphytic community to current velocities for varied lengths of time. Over short time periods (1, 2 and 4 weeks) diatoms seemed to adhere best at slow current velocities. Over longer periods (6 weeks) growth, of the initial colonizers seemed to be the density governing factor; consequently, the highest diatom densities developed at the higher current, velocities. The interaction of time and current resulted in a reversal of the diatom deposition phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Phycology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Plant Science

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