Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

William N. Steil


Although regarded by the untrained observer as slime, filth and scum, algae are fascinating to the botanist who has become interested in them. Algae are found everywhere; they are our commonest water plants. Among the green algae we have some of the most beautiful and fascinating forms in the plant kingdom and undoubtedly Pediastrum and Scenedesmus, the two genera studied, are among the most beautiful of all.


A thesis submitted to the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts, Marquette University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Degree of Bachelor of Science.

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