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The first experimental cruise of the MITO (microphyte toxins) project was undertaken near Corfu in September 1991. The aims of the exercise were: (i) to study the horizontal and vertical distribution of phytoplanktonic communities and their pigments in a dense network of stations, comparing classical and innovative methods of analysis; (ii) to evaluate the performance of flow cytometric techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton, i.e. biomass fluorescence distribution of algae; (iii) to detect changes in population structure associated with environmental factors.

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Authors: PREMAZZI G ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);GOTSIS-SKRETAS O ET AL., National Centre for Marine Research (GR);SGORBATI S ET AL., University of Milan, Department of Biology (IT);DUBELAAR G B J ET AL., Delft Technical University, Department of Sanitary Engineering (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14806 EN (1992) 60 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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