Automatic identification and enumeration of algae

Hilton, J. and Rigg, E. and Jaworski, G. (1987) Automatic identification and enumeration of algae. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 31pp. (W1/268/1).

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A good understanding of the population dynamics of algal communities is vital in many ecological and pollution studies of freshwater and oceanic systems. Present methods require manual counting and identification of algae and can take up to 90 min to obtain a statistically reliable count on a complex population. Several alternative techniques to accelerate the process have been tried on marine samples but none have been completely successful because insufficient effort has been put into verifying the technique before field trials. The objective of the present study has been to assess the potential of in vivo fluorescence of algal pigments as a means of automatically identifying algae. For this work total fluorescence spectroscopy was chosen as the observation technique.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Automatic identification and enumeration of algae
Personal Creator/Author:
Hilton, J.
Rigg, E.
Jaworski, G.
Number of Pages: 31
Date: 1987
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algae; Identification; Methodology; Fluorescence; Fluorescence spectroscopy; England
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5207
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 16:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:16
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