Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2022, VOLUME 9 ISSUE 3Pages: 111-119

Diatoms diversity of Mahanandi, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India

B. Shobha Rani, P. Sujathamma, C. Prabhakara Raju and S. N. Meeravali*
*Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh-516003, India
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Abstract:
The present study was undertaken to explore the diatom wealth of water bodies from the holy shrine Mahanandi and a water tank nearby Nandyal adjacent to Mahanandi, Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India located between 15.4709° N, 78.6255° E. the algal samples were collected in different seasons. The preliminary taxonomic evaluation yielded 35 diatom taxa belonging to 17 genera viz. Bacillaria (1), Cocconeis (1), Craticula (2), Cymbella (5), Diploneis (1), Epithmia (1), Eunotia (1), Fragilaria (2), Gomphonema (6), Gyrosigma (2), Mastogloia (1), Nitzschia (1), Pinnularia (1), Rhopalodia (1), Surirella (2), Tryblionella (2) and Ulnaria (2).
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