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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9429
ISSN En Línea: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v18.i3.60
pages 271-278

Taxonomic Study of the Family Zygnemaceae Along G.T. Road Between Shahdara and Gujranwala, Pakistan

A. Zarina
Department of Botany, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Campus, Karachi 75300, Pakistan
M. Shameel
Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


Six filamentous green macro-algal species of six genera belonging to the family Zygnemaceae, order Zygnemales, class Zygnemophyceae (phylum Chlorophycota) were collected from different freshwater habitats along the G.T. Road between Shahdara and Gujranwala in the Punjab Province of Pakistan during March 2011. They were taxonomically and cytologically examined. All the species were found to grow in the spring season, which exhibited poor growth in the water at pH 8 (slightly alkaline). Most of the species are described for the first time from the place of collection, and this is the first report of occurrence of the genus Temnogyra I.F. Lewis and its species T. liana (Transeau) Yamagishi in Pakistan as well as Sirogonium strictum (Smith) Kutz.

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