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Algal Diversity in Chandubi Beel, a Tectonic Water Body of North East India


118 algal taxa under four major groups (Chlorophyta, Cyanophyta, Heterokontophyta and Euglenophyta) were recorded from Chandubi Beel, a tectonic water body in the North East India. Among these, a total of 74 species belonging to Chlorophyta (68), Cyanophyta (1), Heterokontophyta (4) and Euglenophyta (1) were recorded for the irst time in Assam. The phytoplankton communities in the water body showed higher abundance of Desmids accounting to 69 taxa under 19 genera and Cosmarium was the most dominant genus with 15 species. Overall Species richness was higher in the autumn season.


Algae, Taxonomic Account, Systematic Enumeration, Desmids, Assam, Eastern Himalaya.


Author Biography

Soumin Nath

Project Fellow, AICOPTAX Project

Department of Botany

Gauhati University

Partha Pratim Baruah

Specialised in Plant/algal Ecology and taxonomy 


Department of Botany

Gauhati University


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