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  1. Antonella Cattaneo

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env224

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

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Cattaneo, A. 2003. Periphyton. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

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  1. Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Definition, Characteristics, and Development

  • Methods Used to Study Periphyton

  • Distribution in Different Habitats

  • Importance of Periphyton in the Metabolism and Food Web of Aquatic Ecosystems

  • Control of Periphyton Communities

  • Response of Periphyton to Anthropogenic Stresses


  • lakes, periphyton in;
  • periphyton;
  • rivers, periphyton in;
  • streams, periphyton in;
  • wetlands, periphyton in