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Egypt. J. Phycol.. 2008; 9(1): 1-23

Studies on soil algal flora in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt

Ahmed D. El-Gamal*, Nady A. E. Ghanem*, Eisha Y. El-Ayouty**, Ehab F. Shehata*.


In this study, soil samples were collected from ten different regions comprising the main ten cities of Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate during 2002. The Physico-chemical characteristics of the soil were investigated. The results showed remarkable differences among various sites. Twenty six genera including 40 species of algae were isolated and identified from the soil samples. They were 11 genera including 25 species of cyanobacteria and 15 genera including 15 species of green algae. The physico-chemical characteristics of soils in relation to algal distribution have also been considered.

Key words: Cyanobacteria- Green algal flora- Physical and chemical characteristics of Kafr El-Sheikh soil.

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