Use of epilithic diatoms to evaluate water quality in the Karasu River of Turkey.

@article{Gurbuz2002UseOE,
  title={Use of epilithic diatoms to evaluate water quality in the Karasu River of Turkey.},
  author={Hasan Gurbuz and Ersin Kivrak},
  journal={Journal of environmental biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          239-46
        }
}
Epilithic diatom assemblages were used to evaluate water quality in the Karasu River basin (Turkey), which was polluted by industrial, agricultural and urban wastes. A total of 73 diatom taxa belonging to 22 genera were found from all seven sampling stations located in the River basin. The most pollution tolerant species Gomphonema parvulum, Nitzchia palea, Navicula cryptocephala were found in high densities at the polluted stations. Organic load (COD), biological oxygen demand in 5 days (BOD5… CONTINUE READING
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