5. Biogeography of desmids

  title={5. Biogeography of desmids},
  author={Peter F. M. Coesel},
Compared with other groups of unicellular freshwater algae, desmids lend themselves well to biogeographical studies since, at species level, identification is often relatively easy, whereas high ecological demands use to curtain their geographical distribution. Considering some ten desmid floral regions as distinguished in the beginning of this century, Indo-Malaysia/Northern Australia, tropical America, and equatorial Africa come to the fore as most pronounced. Also well typified are Eastern… CONTINUE READING
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