A cosmopolite snow alga turns out to be local: ecophysiology of Chloromonas brevispina (Chlorophyceae) from the Austrian Alps

  • Daniel Remias (Speaker)
  • Lenka Procházková (Speaker)
  • Linda Nedbalová (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The biodiversity of extremophilic microalgae thriving polar and alpine snow fields is still under investigation. Due to the lack of cultured strains from many regions and for many species, field blooms of green algae causing reddish snow were collected at Tyro-lean Alps (Austria) and High Tatra Mountains (Slovakia). In a polyphasic approach, populations are compared in terms of morphology, photosynthetic performance, secondary pigmentation and phylogeny. For the latter, genes like 18S rDNA, ITS2 and rbcL are used.
Period20 Sept 2016
Event titleMeeting of the Czech phycological society (CAS 2016)
Event typeConference
LocationPrag, Czech RepublicShow on map