A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Schelpe, E A C L E en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Day, J H O en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Taylor, F J R en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-21T07:38:52Z
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dc.date.issued 1964 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Taylor, F. 1964. A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22251
dc.description.abstract Although the phytoplankton of the waters off the west coast of South Africa (the Benguela Current region) has been the subject of several detailed studies in the past, data on that of the S.W. Indian Ocean has been almost entirely restricted to incidental references in the reports of expeditions which have passed through the area. Consequently, little has been known of the species composition and distribution of the phytoplankton, and nothing of its seasonal fluctuations. This study was designed to provide a broad picture of the phytoplankton of the area, the primary objective being a critical determination of the species composition. The material was collected by the S.A.S. Natal on four seasonal cruises in the area as a contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expeditions. A net-sampling technique was used to provide the maximum amount of material for quantitative analysis. The phytoplankton was found to be extremely rich in variety, 402 taxa being identified from the 98 samples collected. Of these 233 were diatom taxa, 157 dinoflagellate taxa, and the remainder being composed of members of the Chrysophyeeae (coccolithophorids), Cyanophyceae and Xanthophyceae. These are listed in the systematic section together with original references and other references used by the author for their identification. The local and general distributions or the taxa are described and many of the taxa are illustrated by line drawings or microphotographs. 5 new species are described, as well as 1 new variety, and it was found necessary to provide new names for several species. Full systematic details are given for all new or rare taxa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.subject.other Phytoplankton en_ZA
dc.subject.other Marine Biology en_ZA
dc.title A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Taylor, F. J. R. (1964). <i>A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22251 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Taylor, F J R. <i>"A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1964. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22251 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Taylor FJR. A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1964 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22251 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Taylor, F J R AB - Although the phytoplankton of the waters off the west coast of South Africa (the Benguela Current region) has been the subject of several detailed studies in the past, data on that of the S.W. Indian Ocean has been almost entirely restricted to incidental references in the reports of expeditions which have passed through the area. Consequently, little has been known of the species composition and distribution of the phytoplankton, and nothing of its seasonal fluctuations. This study was designed to provide a broad picture of the phytoplankton of the area, the primary objective being a critical determination of the species composition. The material was collected by the S.A.S. Natal on four seasonal cruises in the area as a contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expeditions. A net-sampling technique was used to provide the maximum amount of material for quantitative analysis. The phytoplankton was found to be extremely rich in variety, 402 taxa being identified from the 98 samples collected. Of these 233 were diatom taxa, 157 dinoflagellate taxa, and the remainder being composed of members of the Chrysophyeeae (coccolithophorids), Cyanophyceae and Xanthophyceae. These are listed in the systematic section together with original references and other references used by the author for their identification. The local and general distributions or the taxa are described and many of the taxa are illustrated by line drawings or microphotographs. 5 new species are described, as well as 1 new variety, and it was found necessary to provide new names for several species. Full systematic details are given for all new or rare taxa. DA - 1964 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1964 T1 - A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean TI - A study of the phytoplankton of the South Western Indian Ocean UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22251 ER - en_ZA


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