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Table 2 Phototrophs identified in biofilms from WM in North Acropolis, Tikal

From: Implications of colonizing biofilms and microclimate on west stucco masks at North Acropolis, Tikal, Guatemala

Taxa Type of biofilms
Dry dark green/gray (sample 1) Mucilaginous black (sample 2)
1.- Cyanobacteria   
Aphanothece sp +** -
Chroococcus sp. + -
Chlorogloea sp +++ -
Gloeocapsa sp. + -
Gloeocapsopsis sp. +++ +++
Pseudoanabaena sp. +++ +++
Rhabdoderma sp ++ +++
2.- Algae   
Chroothece monococca * +++ ++
Unidentified chlorophyte + -
  1. * Rhodophyte.
  2. ** Semiquantitative assessment of abundance after microscopic examination. (+++) dominant; (++) common; (+) rare and (−) absent.