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Algal spectrum of the Belahi Neelkantha pond, Bihar

Anamika Anua& Md. Khatibullah Hamidi,b*
aDepartment of Botany, Dr.R.M.L.S.College,
bB.R.A.Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India.

Received 3rd August, 2012; Revised 11th October, 2012

Abstract : The algal spectrum of the Belahi Neelkantha pond was studied for two consecutive years 2009 and 2010.  47 species of algae belonging to 33 genera were identified during the two years of observation.  The Chlorophyceae was represented by 23 species belonging to 15 genera, the Cyanophyceae by 13 species belonging to 9 genera, the Bacillariophyceae by 9 species belonging to 7 genera, and the Euglenophyceae by 2 species belonging to 2 genera. The Chlorophyceae was the most dominant group of algae which accounted for an overall 48.94 percent, followed by the Cyanophyceae accounting for 27.66 percent, the Bacillariophyceae accounting for 19.15 percent, and the Euglenophyceae accounting for a mere 4.25 percent.  Both the clean water and the pollution tolerant species of algae were found in the pond water.

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