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Influence of physical and chemical factors on the distributional pattern of Cyanobacteria in Kumaon Region

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Author(s): Anjali Khare | Mukesh Kumar

Journal: Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology
ISSN 2066-7671

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 71;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Cyanobacteria | Kumaon | Himalayas

ABSTRACT
Cyanobacteria are a group of haploid oxygenic photosynthetic blue-green algal prokaryotes.They belong to the largest, most diverse and widely distributed group of Prokaryotes. These belong tothe most archaic organisms on the earth. Cyanobacteria occur in a variety of habitats and its growth isinfluenced by several physical and chemical factors of the environment. This paper discusses theinfluence of several physical and chemical factors on the growth of Cyanobacterial diversity of Himalayaswith special reference to Kumaon Himalayas.
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