Documentation of microalgal species from selected regions of Peshawar valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK), Pakistan

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Komal Salah-Ud- Din Muhammad Shuaib Fida Hussain


In the present research work different micro-algal species is collected from the selected areas of Peshawar valley. The current investigation included altogether 30 species of algae belonging to 4 classes having 16 genera are collected from various fresh water habitats in the Peshawar District including Gulbahar, Hayatabad and Ringroad. Among various classes Bascillariophyceae was most prevalent and represented by 16 species (53.3%), Cyanophyceae are represented by 8 species (26.6%), Chlorophyceae are represented by 4 species (13.33%) and Zygnemophyceae are represented by 2 species (6.66%).The present research shows that the district Peshawar is rich of algal flora and further studies and research is needed in the other sites of valley.

Keywords: Microalgae; Documentation; Selected region; Peshawar

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