Research Article | Volume: 2 Issue: 11, November, 2012

Diversity of Algae (Cholorophyceae) in Paddy Fields of Lalgutwa Area, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Amit Kumar and Radha Sahu   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.21116


The distribution of Chlorophyceae (Green algae) in relation to seasonal variation of paddy fields at Lalgutwa area, Ranchi has been under taken for the first time in this area. A regular seasonal collection has been made during several field trips in year 2010 to 2011. Total 24 chlorophycean taxa with wide range of thallus structure were collected belonging to various orders i.e., Chlorococcales, Ulotrichales, Cladophorales, Oedogoniales, Zygnematales etc. Moderate temperature, high light nutrient and water availability appears to be better conditions for algal growth in the rice field habitat. This study reveals that comparatively lesser number of Chlorophycean members is growing in summers in comparison to rainy and winter seasons.

Keyword:     TemperatureRice FieldSeasonal Variation


Amit Kumar, and Radha Sahu, Diversity of Algae (Cholorophyceae) in Paddy Fields of Lalgutwa Area, Ranchi, Jharkhand. J App Pharm Sci. 2012; 2 (11): 092-095.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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