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  1. Karthick, B., Hamilton P B and Kociolek, J.P. 2013. An Illustrated Guide on Common Freshwater Diatoms of Peninsular India. Gubbi Labs. ISBN: 978-81-924461-1-0 buy-now-button


  1. Aditi Kale & Karthick, B (2015). The Diatoms: Big Significance of Tiny Glass Houses. Resonance 20(10): 919-930. (pdf)
  2. Karthick, B., Nautiyal, R., Kociolek, J.P. & Ramachandra, T.V. (2015). Two new species of Gomphonema (Bacillariophyceae) from Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, India. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 144: 165-174.(pdf)
  3. Thomas, E.W., Kociolek, J. P. & Karthick, B., (2015). Four new Rhoicosphenia species from fossil deposits in India and North America. Diatom Research. 30 (1), 35-54. (pdf)
  4. Alakananda B., Karthick, B., Taylor, J.C and Hamilton, P.B., (2015) Two new species of Nitzschia from freshwater environs of Lonar Crater Lake, India. Phycological Research. 63 (1), 29–36. (pdf)
  5. Taylor, J.C, Karthick, B., Kociolek, J. P., Wetzel, C.E  and Cocquyt, C. (2014) Actinellopsis murphyi gen. et spec. nov.: A new small celled freshwater diatom (Bacillariophyta, Eunotiales) from Zambia. Phytotaxa 178 (2): 128–137. (pdf)
  6. Taylor, J.C, Karthick, B., Cocquyt, C. and Poulin  L. (2014) Diploneis fenestrata (Bacillariophyta) spec. nov., a new aerophilic diatom species from Zambia, Central Africa. Phytotaxa.167 (1): 079–088 (pdf)
  7. J. Taylor, C. Cocquyt, B. Karthick, and van de Vijiver, B. 2014. Analysis of the type of Achnanthes exigua Grunow (Bacillariophyta) with the description of a new Antarctic species. Fottea, 14(1): 43–51. (pdf)
  8. Karthick, B. & Kociolek, J. P. 2012. Reconsideration of the Gomphonema (Bacillariophyceae) species from Kolhapur, Northern Western Ghats, India: Taxonomy, typification and biogeography of the species reported by H.P. Gandhi. Phycological Research. 60: 179–198  (pdf)
  9. Alakananda B., Mahesh, M.K., Hamilton, P.B., Supriya, G., Karthick, B. & Ramachandra, T.V. 2012. Two new species of Nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) from shallow wetlands of Peninsular India. Phytotaxa 54: 13–25 (pdf)
  10. Karthick, B., Hamilton, P.B. & Kociolek, J. P. 2012. Taxonomy and biogeography of some Surirella Turpin (Bacillariophyceae) taxa from Peninsular India. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 141. 81-116. (pdf)
  11. Karthick, B. & Kociolek, J. P. 2012. A new species of Pleurosigma from Western Ghats, South India. (With 18 figures). Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia.  141.117-124. (pdf)
  12. Karthick, B. and Williams, D.M., 2012. The International Code for Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants – a significant rewrite of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Current Science. 102 (4) 551-552. (pdf)
  13. Boominathan, M., Karthick, B., Sameer Ali, and Ramachandra T.V. 2012. Spatial Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Kerala, India. The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Sciences, Vol. V (1), 52-71. (pdf)
  14. Karthick, B., Kociolek, J.P., Mahesh, M.K. and Ramachandra, T.V. 2011. The diatom genus Gomphonema Ehrenberg in India: Checklist and description of three new species. Nova Hedwigia 93(1-2): 211-236. (pdf)
  15. Karthick, B and Kociolek J.P. 2011. Four new centric diatoms (Bacillariphyceae) from the Western Ghats, South India. Phytotaxa 22: 25-40 (pdf)
  16. Karthick, B., Mahesh, M.K. and Ramachandra, T.V. 2011. Nestedness Pattern in Stream Diatom Assemblages of Central Western Ghats. Current Science. Vol. 100 (4), 552-558 (pdf)
  17. Alakananda, B., Karthick, B., Mahesh, M.K. and Ramachandra, T.V. 2011. Diatom-Based Pollution Monitoring in Urban Wetlands. The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Sciences, Vol. IV (2), 1-17. (pdf)
  18. Karthick B., Boominathan M, Sameer Ali and Ramachandra T V, 2010. Evaluation of the Quality of Drinking Water in Kerala State, India. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution. Vol. 7 (4). 39-48 (pdf)
  19. Karthick, B, Taylor J C., Mahesh MK, and Ramachandra TV, 2010. Protocols for Collection, Preservation and Enumeration of Diatoms from Aquatic Habitats for Water Quality Monitoring in India. The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Sciences, Vol. III(1), 1-36. (pdf)
  20. Ramachandra, T.V., D.M. Mahapatra, Karthick, B  and R. Gordon 2009. Milking diatoms for sustainable energy: biochemical engineering vs gasoline secreting diatom solar panels. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Volume 48(19). 8769–8788.(pdf)
  21. Karthick, B., Toyoda, K., Ramachandra T. V. & Williams, D.M., 2009. A note on the identity of Ceratoneis iyengarii Gonzalves & Gandhi. Diatom Research, VOL. 24(1), 233-236. (pdf)
  22. Karthick, B, 2009. Genome sequencing of cells that live inside glass cages reveals their past history. Current Science, VOL. 96(3), 334-337.(pdf)
  23. Chanakya, H. N., Karthick, B and Ramachandra, T. V., 2008. Nitrogen and carbon flows through Bellandur Lake – Role of Bellandur Lake as a natural wetland treating Bangalore wastewater. In Environmental Education for Ecosystem Conservation (ed. Ramachandra, T. V.), Capital Publishing Co, pp. 25–32. ISBN: 81-85589-69-0. (pdf)
  24. Karthick, B and Ramesh Maheshwari, 2008. Lotus-Inspired Nanotechnology Applications. Resonance (Journal of science education from Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore). 1141-1145. (pdf)
  25. Karthick, B and Ramachandra T V, 2007. Water quality and land use in Venkatpura River Basin, Karnataka. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. Vol. 9(4), 981-985. (pdf)



  1. Actinellopsis  J.C. Taylor, B. Karthick & Kociolek 2014


  1. Gomphonema gandhii B. Karthick & J. P. Kociolek  2011
  2. Gomphonema diminutum B. Karthick & J. P. Kociolek  2011
  3. Gomphonema difformum B. Karthick & J. P. Kociolek 2011
  4. Pleurosira indica B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2011
  5. Spicaticribra kodaikanaliana B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2011
  6. Urosolenia curvata B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2011
  7. Urosolenia extensa B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2011
  8. Pleurosigma lange-bertalotii B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2012
  9. Surirella lange-bertalotii B. Karthick, P.B. Hamilton & J.P. Kociolek 2012
  10. Nitzschia taylorii B. Alakananda, P.B. Hamilton & B. Karthick 2012
  11. Nitzschia williamsii B. Alakananda, P.B. Hamilton & B. Karthick 2012
  12. Gomphonema tamilensis B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2012
  13. Gomphonema lacusrankaloides (Gandhi) B. Karthick & J.P. Kociolek 2012
  14. Diploneis fenestrata J.C. Taylor & B. Karthick 2014
  15. Actinellopsis murphyi J.C. Taylor, B. Karthick & Kociolek 2014
  16. Actinellopsis giraffensis (Siver, A.P. Wolfe & Edlund) J.C. Taylor, B. Karthick & Kociolek 2014
  17. Nitzschia kociolekii Alakananda, B. Karthick, J.C. Taylor & P.B. Hamilton 2014
  18. Nitzschia tripudio Alakananda, Karthick, J.C. Taylor & P.B. Hamilton 2014
  19. Rhoicosphenia indica E.W. Thomas, B. Karthick, & Kociolek (2014)
  20. Rhoicosphenia gandhii E.W. Thomas, B. Karthick, & Kociolek (2014)
  21. Gomphonema jüttnerii B. Karthick, R. Nautiyal & J.P. Kociolek (2015)
  22. Gomphonema doonensis B. Karthick, R. Nautiyal & J.P. Kociolek (2015)


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Last updated July 25, 2015