Survey and Documentation of Brackish Water Algal Diversity from East Coast Region of Odisha, India

Survey and Documentation of Brackish Water Algal Diversity from East Coast Region of Odisha, India

A total of 150 algal samples were collected from 14 sampling sites of various fresh water and brackish water habitats of east coast region of Odisha, India during the period 2009-2011.

About 41 algal strains were isolated and cultured into their pure forms. Out of the collected strains 5 taxa of Bacillariophyta, 12 taxa of Cyanobacteria/ Cyanoprokaryota and 24 taxa of Chlorophyta have been identified using relevant monographs and are being screend to evaluate their potential for biofuel production