As a part of foldscopic field survey, we have chosen different rice field in our area. Rice is an exclusive crop plant of aquatic habitat, largely raised in an anaerobic or partially anaerobic submerged environment. Diversity of rice fields provides favourable environment for the growth of various group of algae with respect to their requirement of light, water, temperature and nutrient availability.
Among the algal taxon Cyanobacteria (eg. Spirogyra, Nostoc etc) are an ancient group of unique prokaryotic organisms with the ability to perform mutually compatible functions like nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis. The capacity of several cyanobacteria to fix the atmospheric nitrogen is a significant biological process of economic importance. The green algae play the important role acting as primary producer and also increase the fertility of the soil in paddy fields.
Keeping these views in mind an attempt has been made to survey the distribution of the green algae in certain paddy field in and around Kokrajhar, Assam. In this study we have recorded three species of Spirogyra along with other Chlorophycean algae (Desmid) like Closterium, Cosmarium

Oscillatoria colony- filamentous cyanobacteria

Oscillatoria sp
Closterium sp, Spirogyra sp and a tiny euglena sp
Spirogyra sp.
Pleurotaenium sp.
Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @Raju,

    What a fantastic diversity. I am just thrilled to see – specially the resolution on each of the images. Beautiful work.

    Could you post the sites and your sampling approach.


  2. laksiyer says:

    @Raju fantastic as always.

  3. Basilgeorge says:

    best images ,great work

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