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Algal Diversity in Deepor Beel of Assam: A Ramsar Site of North East India


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1 Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
 

Explorations were made to enumerate and document algal diversity of the Deepor beel Ramsar site in Assam. A total of 219 algal species were reported belonging to Chlorophyta (73), Cyanobacteria (41), Charophyta (36), Euglenozoa (35) Bacillariophyta (27) and Ochrophyta (7) respectively. Out of which, around 108 species were reported for the first time from Assam. Cosmarium with 12 species was recorded to be the dominant genus which was followed by Desmodesmus (10), Phacus (10), Lepocinclis (8), Trachelomonas (8) and Closterium (7) respectively.

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Chlorophyta, New To Assam, Phytoplankton, Systematic Enumeration, Taxonomic Account.
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Authors

Partha Pratim Baruah
Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
Bishmita Boruah
Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
Soumin Nath
Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
Himamani Kalita
Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India
Shaswatee Bhattacharjee
Department of Botany, Gauhati University Guwahati-781014, Assam, India

Abstract


Explorations were made to enumerate and document algal diversity of the Deepor beel Ramsar site in Assam. A total of 219 algal species were reported belonging to Chlorophyta (73), Cyanobacteria (41), Charophyta (36), Euglenozoa (35) Bacillariophyta (27) and Ochrophyta (7) respectively. Out of which, around 108 species were reported for the first time from Assam. Cosmarium with 12 species was recorded to be the dominant genus which was followed by Desmodesmus (10), Phacus (10), Lepocinclis (8), Trachelomonas (8) and Closterium (7) respectively.

Keywords


Chlorophyta, New To Assam, Phytoplankton, Systematic Enumeration, Taxonomic Account.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20324/nelumbo%2Fv62%2F2020%2F153155