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DIATOMS OF SAIF-UL-MALOOK LAKE KAGHAN VALLEY-PAKISTAN

 Sultan Mehmood Wazir

Department of Biotechnology, University of Malakand, Chakdara, N.W.F.P, Pakistan.

 Abstract:

 Twenty-six species belonging to Diatomales were recorded for the first time, from the Saiful Malook lake, Kaghan valley. The species are Gomphonema geminatum, G. constrictum, G. olivaceum, G. acuminatum, Denticula vanheureki, Navicula rhyncocephala,   N. cuspidata, var. robusta, N. cuspidata var. major, N. platystoma, N. mutica, N. protracta, Amphora ovalis, Cymbella cistula, C. naviculiformis, C. ventricosa, Diatoma elongatum, Pinnularia parva, P. tabellaria, P. interrupta, Synedra acus, Achanthes exilis, Gyrosigma scalproides, G. tenuissimum, Nitzschia linearis, Surirella splendida and Stenopterobia pelagica.

 

Keywords: Diatoms flora, identification and preservation, lake, palaeoecological condition.