Diversity and Distribution of Naked Amoebae in Water Bodies of Sumy Region (Ukraine)

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Taxonomy of naked amoebae and specifics of their distribution in water bodies of Sumy Region are presented. Our research identified 12 species of naked amoebae of 11 morphotypes. We established their ecological groups relative to abiotic aquatic factors: euryoxidic, stenooxidic, stenobiotic and those that survive in a wide range of organic matter content. According to the species composition, swamp and riparian species complexes of naked amoebae were identified. It was found that species complexes of amoeba are influenced by such factors as temperature, concentration of dissolved oxygen and organic compounds.

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