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Algal diversity in riparian lentic habitats of Brahmaputra valley


The present investigation was performed to enumerate the freshwater algal diversity in riverine lentic waterbodies of Brahmaputra valley. A total of 194 algal taxa were documented belonging to Charophyta (61), Chlorophyta (49), Euglenozoa (43), Bacillariophyta (22), Cyanobacteria (12), Ochrophyta (4) and Miozoa (3) respectively. Among these 109 taxa were found to be newly reported from Assam. Members of desmidiaceae were dominant with 49 species under 11 genera and Cosmarium was the dominant among them with 23 species.


Algae, freshwater, Brahmaputra valley, Charophyta, Cosmarium



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