Document Type

Technical Report

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Algae, taxonomy, classification, habitat, lakes, reservoirs, streams


A database of the algae of Arkansas has been established by the use of a relational database management system (dBase III). The system was chosen to be readily available for microcomputers using MS and PC-DOS. The database contains taxonomic fields from division through variety, synonomy, authors, starting date and definitive descriptive source. The data is cross-referenced by ecoregion, community and subcommunity. The database contains nearly 1,500 taxonomic records in all division and classes of freshwater algae. These data are sortable by any of the included parameters. The data have been used to initiate the publication of the algal flora of Arkansas. The listing of the Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae is presently available.

Report Number

PUB 121