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Schubert, Hendrik & Blindow, Irmgard (eds.) 

ISBN 3-906166-06-6, Koeltz Scientific Books (Book ID: 083962), 325 p., 6 col. plates, many line drawings and distribution maps.

 From the foreword

Compared to other submerged macrophytes, charophytes are affected already by moderate eutrophication. Therefore, they are often used as bioindicators for good water quality. Considering this sensitivity and the fact that charophyte species among charophytes are severely threatened by eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, it is surprising that these plants have not been included in international monitoring programmes. Poor knowledge about this group and determination problems may be some reasons for this. This book aims at filling these gaps.

We present information about the distribution, morphology, ecology, physiology and molecular biology regarding both the group per se and individual species. An overview of the Baltic Sea as a habitat for charophytes is given in a geographic as well as time scale perspective. A determination key for charophytes in the Baltic Sea was developed and tested by the members of the working group. Information regarding the status of investigation and valuable habitats for charophytes is given for the single countries bordering the Baltic Sea.

 Contents

1. Introduction to charophytes
Martin, G; Torn, K.; Blindow, I.; Schubert, H; Munsterhjelm, R.; Henricson, C.
3

Chara baltica


Antheridia of Chara canescens

2. The brackish environment 
Schubert, H.; Mathiesen, L.; Blindow, I.
15
3. Determination key for charophytes in the Baltic Sea
Blindow, I.; Koistinen, M.
27
4.1 Introduction to the descriptions of the species
Schubert, M.; Blümel, C.; Blindow, I.; Nielsen, R.
37
4.2 Chara aspera Willd.1809
Nielsen, R.
42
4.3 Chara baltica Bruzelius 1824
Blümel, C.
53
4.4 Chara braunii C. C. Gmel. 1826
Zhakova, L.V.
64
4.5 Chara canescens Desv. et Loisel. in Loisel. 1810
Blindow, I.; Schubert, H.
70
4.6 Chara connivens Salzm. ex A. Braun 1835
Torn, K.; Martin, G.
82
4.7 Chara contraria A. Braun ex Kütz. 1845
Dekere, Z.
89
4.8 Chara fragifera Durieu 1859
Nielsen, R.
95
4.9 Chara galioides DC. 1813
Küster, A.; Nielsen, R.
97
4.10 Chara globularis Thuill. 1799
Sinkeviciènė, Z.; Blindow, I.; Dekere, Z.; Koistinen, M.; Munsterhjelm, R.; Schubert, H.; Urbaniak, J.
99
4.11 Chara hispida (L.) Hartm. 1820
Mannschreck, B.
107
4.12 Chara horrida Wahlst. 1862
Blümel, C.
113
4.13

Chara intermedia A. Braun in A. Braun, Rabenh. & Stizenb. 1859
Schneider, S.

122
4.14 Chara polyacantha (nom. illeg.)
Blindow, I.
129
4.15 Chara tomentosa L. 1753
Torn, K.; Martin, G.; Munsterhjelm, R.
131
4.16 Chara virgata Kütz. 1834
Sinkeviciènė, Z.; Blindow, I.; Koistinen, M.; Urbaniak, J.
142
4.17 Chara vulgaris L. 1753
Torn, K.; Martin, G.
149
4.18 Lamprothamnium papulosum (Wallr.) J. Groves 1916
Andersson, J.; Garniel, A.; Nielsen, R.
156
4.19 Lamprothamnium sonderi spec.nov.
Garniel, A.
163
4.20 Nitella confervacea (Bréb.) A. Braun ex Leonh. 1863
Koistinen, M.
168
4.21 Nitella flexilis (L.) C. Agardh 1824
Blindow, I.
174
4.22 Nitella gracilis (J. E. Sm.) C. Agardh 1824
Zhakova. L.
181
4.23 Nitella hyalina (DC. in Lam. et DC.) C. Agardh 1824
Koistinen, M.
186
4.24 Nitella mucronata (A. Braun) Miq. in H. C. Hall 1840 emend. Wallman 1853
Sinkeviciènė, Z.; Blindow, I.; Zhakova, L.
193
4.25 Nitella opaca (Bruzelius) C. Agardh 1824
Blindow, I.
198
4.26 Nitella syncarpa (Thuill.) Chevall. 1827
Zhakova, L.
204
4.27 Nitella wahlbergiana Wallman 1853
Blindow, I.; Koistinen, M.
209
4.28 Nitellopsis obtusa (Desv. in Loisel.) J. Groves 1919
Urbaniak, J.
216
4.29 Tolypella nidifica (O. F. Müll.) A. Braun 1856
Urbaniak, J.
223
5. Investigantions on charophytes
Andersson, J.; Garniel, A.
234
6. Conservation and threats
Blindow, I.; Garniel, A.; Munsterhjelm, R.; Nielsen, R.
251
7. Taxonomy and nomenclature
Blümel, C.
261
8 References
Nielsen, R.; Schubert, H.; Blindow, I.
285
  Index
311
  Addresses of the authors
325
  Plates
327