Volume : VII, Issue : V, May - 2017

AIRBORNE ALGAL FLORA OF AJANTA FOREST IN MAHARASHTRA

Sunita V. Jawale, Milind J. Jadhav

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 Algal spores and fragments are important component of air microflora. In present study airborne algal flora of Ajanta forest located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra has been studied in detail. The experiments were conducted for two consecutive years i.e. from August 2014 to July 2016. A total 94 air samples were obtained during study tenure. 42 airborne algal taxa under 25 genera belonging to Chlorophyceae Bacillariophyceae and Cyanophyceae were cultured, identified and recorded. Cyanophycean members dominated airborne algal flora. Among Chlorophyceae Gloeocystis, Chlorococcum, Chlorella and Ankistrodesmus were abundant. Bacillariophyceae was represented by Hantzschia and Nitzschia. Among Cyanophyceae Chroococcus, Aphanothece , Phormidium, Microcoleus, Nostoc, Plectonema and Scytonema were dominant. Airborne algal flora of Ajanta forest is rich and it is in diverse form.

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Sunita V. Jawale, Milind J. Jadhav, AIRBORNE ALGAL FLORA OF AJANTA FOREST IN MAHARASHTRA, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾5 | May‾2017


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