|Title||COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY AND ECOLOGY OF MICROALGAE OF PESHAWAR KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PAKISTAN|
|Authors||Hina Imtiaz , Muhammad Saeed Afridi, Naeemulah, Sadiqullah, Zahid Hussain, Muzammil Shah, Muhammad Shuaib and Fida Hussain|
The diversity in algal communities of selected spots of Peshawar area was explored in the present study. A total of thirty species belonging to twenty genera were recorded from Urmar Payan District Peshawar. The algae belonging to Bacillariophyceae were Fragillaria (2 spp.), Gomphonema (3 spp.) Gyrosigma (1 sp.), Diatoma (1 sp.) Cymbella (2 spp.) Cymatopleura (1sp.), Denticula (1 sp.), Navicula (1 sp.) and Synedra (1 sp.). Those belonging to Chlorophyceae included Cladophora (1sp.), Edogonium (1 sp.), Spirogyra (1sp.) and Chlamydomonas (1sp.). While, Ulvophyceae included Ulothrix (1 sp.). Xanthophyceae included Ophiiocytium (1 sp.). The group Cyanophyceae included Phormidium (1sp.) and Osilltoria (6 spp.). While Trebouxiophyceae included Oocyspys (1sp.) and Conjugtophyceae included Cosmarium (1 sp.) and Closterium (2 spp.). These are described for the first time from the target site.