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Molecular and Ecological Data of Diatoms

Molecular and Morphological Data of Cultures

Aero-Terrestrial Greens and Bluegreens

Diatom Names by Lange-Bertalot et al.




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Molecular and ecological data of terrestrial diatoms


The Hustedt Collection holds the scientific legacy of Friedrich Hustedt (1886-1968), one of the most important scientists in diatomology in the first half of the 20th century. He described and documented almost 2,000 taxa. An atlas of Hustedt's types with modern light microscopic photographs has been published in book form [Simonsen, R. 1987: Atlas and Catalogue of the Diatom Types of Friedrich Hustedt, 1-3. Berlin].
Many taxa, belonging to the ecologically most important microalgae, will be studied by means of molecular genetics. Sequence data of culture strains from Hustedt's type localities will be made accessible beside morphological data for identification and classification.

Aims of the project

Dr. Linda Medlin
Alfred Wegener Institute, Foundation for Polar and Marine Research
Am Handelshafen 12, D-27570 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 (0)471 4831-1443, Fax: +49 (0)471 4831-1425

This page last updated on 24 June 2003

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