A taxonomic investigation of the algal flora of the Brigham Young University campus was conducted from October 1971 to August 1972. This algal flora consisted of 27 genera and 36 species of Chlorophyta, 2 genera and 2 species of Euglenophyta, 32 genera and 106 species of Bacillariophyceae (including 16 genera and 33 species of soil diatoms), 1 genus and 2 species of Chrysophyta excluding diatoms and 6 genera and 14 species of Cyanophyta. Diatoms were the predominent algae in this study. Chlorococcum humicola, Vaucheria geminata, Amphora normani, Hantzschia amphioxys and Oscillatoria sancta were prominent in the greenhouses. In the arboretum pond, Melosira varians, Synedra ulna var. subaegualis and Cymbella cistula were abundant in the winter whereas Spirogyra dubia, Spirogyra jugalis and Spirogyra porticalis grew throughout the year, especially in the late spring. Diatoma tenue var. elongatum, Diatoma vulgare, Cocconeis pediculus and Gomphonema parvulum were prominent stream algae in the early summer. Cladophora glomerata grew in large nmbers at stream site two in the winter.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Mou-Sheng, Cheng, "A taxonomic investigation of the algae of the Brigham Young University Campus, Provo, Utah" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 8094.
Algae; Botany, Utah