Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Study of Oscillatoria Vauch. genus (Cyanobacteria) from Tajan River (Mazandaran Province of Iran)

Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi* and Hikmat H. Hisoriev

Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences, 734017 Republic of Tajikistan.

Received on 16 November 2015 and accepted on 20 December 2015



Oscillatoria is an important genus of?Cyanobacteria that exist in many freshwater environments, soils and also hot springs. In this study, the ecological diversity of Oscillatoria species from the Tajan River basin (Mazandaran Province of Iran) has performed in nine stations based on routine experimental procedures and distinguished in department of Botany, Physiology and Plant Genetics of Tajikistan academy of Sciences from October to December of 2014. Based on the results, among samples from nine stations, 14 species (mostly stations 2, 5 and 9) identified that most of them were b- mesosaprobe and b-mesosaprobe indicators. for stations 2 and 5 both condition of a & b-mesosaprobe considered. Results also showed, five species including, O. agardhii, O. amoena, O. amphibian, O. anguina & O. boryana that were ?-mesosaprobe and six species were b- mesosaprobe including, O. brevis, O. chalybea, O. formosa, O. splendida, O. tenuis, and O. terebriformis.

Keywords : Cyanobacteria, Oscillatoria diversity, Tajan River, Iran.