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Gloeocystis

Observed: 9th October 2008 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Nostoc at Buxton Medium
Description:

A slimy green gelatinous substance growing in grassland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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an alga

Identification by Malcolm Storey added above, resulting from discussion at:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/10095

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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iSpot helps out again

Thanks. I passed this information on to Prof. Phil Grime at University of Sheffield as the photo was taken in one of his experiments at Buxton and he replied "It was great to learn that at last we can give a reliable name to the slime in our microcosms."

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)