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The Biobrio 6 (3 & 4), 2019

Composition and diversity of algae in Paddy fields of Razole Mandal, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh

G.M.Narasimha Rao, Reshmi Chatterjee and N.V.Jayanthbabu


Information was collected on algal diversity in the rice fields of Razole Mandal for the period of two seasons such as Kharif and Rabi from July 2018 to June 2019. Paddy is the semi submerged crop which harbors the growth of many living organisms including the algae, cyanobacteria, methanogens, methylotrophs and others. Algae, especially the blue green ones help to enhance the productivity of the paddy crop. In the present investigation three villages in the Razole Mandal of East Godavari District were selected for collection of algal samples. A total of 62 algal species were identified and belongs to four major classes such as Chlorophyceae (23), Bacillariophyceae (07), Cyanophyceae (27), and Euglenophyceae (05) in all three study sites of the Razole Mandal.

Keywords:    Algae, Paddy, Kharif, Rabi, Andhra Pradesh, India

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