Identification of a Marine Green Alga Percursaria percursa from Hypersaline Springs in the Middle of the North American Continent
Keywords:Percursaria percursa, chlorophyta, hypersaline, springs, marine algae, Manitoba
AbstractThe chlorophycean alga Percursaria percursa (Ulvaceae, Ulvales, Chlorophyceae), typical of marine inter-tidal zones, is reported for the first time from hypersaline springs located along the north-western shore of Lake Winnipegosis in Manitoba. Although not usually found inland, P. percursa is the dominant member of microbial mat communities that thrive in shallow pools at the outlets of hypersaline springs.
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