Phytoplankton assemblage of a solar saltern in Port Fouad , Egypt

  title={Phytoplankton assemblage of a solar saltern in Port Fouad , Egypt},
  author={Fedekar Fadel Madkour and Mona Mohamed Gaballah},
The present study is the first investigation of the phytoplankton community in one of Egypt’s saltworks. The phytoplankton composition and distribution in five ponds of increasing salinity were investigated in the solar saltern of Port Fouad. The phytoplankton community consisted of 42 species belonging to cyanobacteria (16), diatoms (12), dinoflagellates (11), Euglenophyceae (2) and Chlorophyceae (1). The number of species decreased significantly and rapidly with increasing salinity, varying… CONTINUE READING


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