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Dinoflagellate resting cysts from surface sediments of the Adriatic Ports: distribution and potential spreading patterns

Di Poi, Elena; Kraus, Romina; Cabrini, Marina; Finotto, Stefania; Flander-Putrle, Vesna; Grego, Mateja; Kužat, Nataša; Ninčević Gladan, Živana; Pezzolesi, Laura; Riccardi, Elena; Bernardi Aubry, Fabrizio; Bastianini, Mauro (2019) Dinoflagellate resting cysts from surface sediments of the Adriatic Ports: distribution and potential spreading patterns. Marine pollution bulletin, 147 . pp. 185-208. ISSN 0025-326X

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The ability of microalgae to preserve viable in coastal sediments as resting forms provides a reservoir of biodiversity and a useful tool to determine species spreadings. This study represents the first port baseline survey on dinoflagellate cysts, investigated in nine Adriatic ports during a cross border project. 40 dinoflagellate taxa were detected. The assemblages resulted in all ports dominated by Lingulodinium polyedra and Alexandrium minutum/affine/tamutum group. General separation to the western and eastern side of the Adriatic regarding cysts assemblage composition, partially abundance, was observed. Seven taxa were detected as non-indigenous species for the Adriatic. Two taxa are included in the list of harmful aquatic organisms, indicating the potential threat of ballast waters in the Adriatic. Potential spreading of taxa by general circulation and ballast waters, intra- and extra-Adriatic was investigated. The entering in to force of the ballast waters management regulations should enhance prospects to minimize future harmful impacts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dinoflagellate cysts ; non-indigenous species ; port baseline survey ; ballast waters ; circulation ; Adriatic Sea
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geophysics
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Marine Science
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Sustav upravljanja balastnim vodama za zaštitu Jadranskog mora-BALMASRomina Kraus1° STR/0005IPA
Ekološki odziv sjevernog Jadrana na klimatske promjene i antropogeni učinak-EcoRENANastenjka SupićIP-2016-06-4764HRZZ
Depositing User: Romina Kraus
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 10:18
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.014

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