Rev.: Acta Botanica Hungarica 41 (1-4), p. 339, 1998 top ↑
The book contains 108 tables altogether, 1644 good quality photos made by light- or scanning electron microscopy. Krammer also described 50 new Encyonema, 49 new Encyonopsis and 5 new Cymbellopsis in this book.
The precisely written book is very useful for the diatomologists dealing with taxonomy or ecology of diatoms, but we think that the diatom taxonomy based on morphology has to complete with molecular methods (e. g. rDNA sequence analysis), which will reform the diatom taxonomy and can certify the validation of some newly described taxa questionable.
É.Ács and K. Szabó
Acta Botanica Hungarica 41 (1-4), p. 339, 1998