Hi, Dick. I put some more genera into the key . Building these certainly makes me pay attention to the differences. Comments and corrections welcome. Robdiatom10
Hello Dick,I would like to see the material you currently have on the tri-genera. It is definitely one of my weak areas.Charles On Thursday, July 2, 2015 6:firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Rob, OK, will do. It will be a short while, as my generic "descriptions" will need some revision. Your key is well designed, and looks quite easy torcarter68502
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