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    mustard algae and common swimming pool algae

    Anybody know the genus and species names of mustard algae and other common algae found in swimming pools?
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    Re: mustard algae and common swimming pool algae

    Quote Originally Posted by no-mas
    Anybody know the genus and species names of mustard algae and other common algae found in swimming pools?
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    I certainly don't know.

    However, there's a tiny article to be read in that popular bastion of knowledge (known as Wikipedia) that might provide an answer: See Algae
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    Re: mustard algae and common swimming pool algae

    There are many different species of algae, but ones referred to in this paper include a common green algae of Oocystis sp., a mustard algae of Pleurochloris pyrenoidosa Pascher, and a black algae of Phormidium minnesotense (Tilden) Drouet.
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    Re: mustard algae and common swimming pool algae

    THANKS Richard - exactly what I've been looking for.

    Polyvue, thanks for your response also!
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