No more lake balls (Aegagropila linnaei Kützing, Cladophorophyceae, Chlorophyta) in The Netherlands?

@article{Boedeker2009NoML,
  title={No more lake balls (Aegagropila linnaei K{\"u}tzing, Cladophorophyceae, Chlorophyta) in The Netherlands?},
  author={Christian Boedeker and Anne K. Immers},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={891-902}
}
Aegagropila linnaei, a freshwater green macroalga, had been abundant in several locations in The Netherlands before the 1960s. Both the ‘lake ball’ form of this alga and dense unattached mats floating over the sediment have been described from these locations. After 1967, this species has not been recorded anymore from The Netherlands. In 2007, several historical collection sites were surveyed for extant populations of A. linnaei. All habitats have changed drastically during the last 50 years… CONTINUE READING

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