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Wikipedia, Diatom
International Society for Diatom Research:
University College London, Micropalaeontology Unit, Diatoms:
The Phycology Section: Ecology and Taxonomy of Freshwater Algae, particularly Diatoms:

Databases, Diatom Identification:

Diatoms of the United States:
Algae World: diatoms:
Introduction to Diatom Identification:


Useful links to German sites:

Wikipedia, Kieselalgen:
Diatomeen – Kurzeinführung:
Diatomeen-Homepage von Dr. phil. nat. E. Alles:



The following compilation is a tip to the very extensive literature.
Further references to publications are given in the appropriate place.


Books in English:

The Diatoms: Biology and Morphology of the Genera
F. E. Round; R. M. Crawford; D. G. Mann
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (2007)

The Biology of Diatoms (Botanical Monographs)
Dietrich Werner (Editor)
University of California Press, Berkeley, California (1977)

Identification of Freshwater Diatoms from Live Material
E.J. Cox
Springer (1996)

Algal Culturing Techniques
Robert A. Andersen (Editor)
Academic Press (2005)

Books in German:

Kieselalgen in Binnengewässern
Lothar Kalbe
VerlagsKG Wolf (2005)

Kieselalgen : Biologie, Baupläne d. Zellwand, Untersuchungsmethoden
Kurt Krammer
Kosmos Verlags-GmbH (1990)

Algenreinkulturen, ihre Herstellung und Erhaltung
E. G. Pringsheim
Jena Fischer (1954)

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