The distribution of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) from the paddy fields of Patan and Karad tehsils of Satara District, Maharashtra, India

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Sharada Jagannath Ghadage
Vaneeta Chandrashekhar Karande

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The distribution pattern of blue-green algae was studied from paddy fields of Patan and Karad tehsils in relation to physico-chemical properties of soil, viz., pH, electrical conductivity, organic carbon %, available N, P, and K.  Paddy field soil samples of 38 localities from Patan and 28 localities from Karad were analysed.  One-hundred-and-thirty-seven species belonging to 35 genera of 10 families from three orders were encountered from paddy field soils of both the tehsils.  Out of 66 soil samples 93.65% samples showed occurrence of unicellular, heterocystous and non heterocystous forms while 6.34% soil samples showed only non heterocystous forms.  Anabaena and Oscillatoria were found to be of common occurrence.  Significant variation was not observed in distribution pattern of blue-green algal forms in relation to physico-chemical properties during successive surveys.

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Ghadage, S.J. and Karande, V.C. 2019. The distribution of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) from the paddy fields of Patan and Karad tehsils of Satara District, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 14 (Nov. 2019), 14862–14869. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4891.11.14.14862-14869.
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