Filamentous cyanoprokaryotes (Cyanoprokaryota/Cyanobacteria) in standing waters of Bulgaria: diversity and ecology

PLAMEN STOYANOV, IVANKA TENEVA, RUMEN MLADENOV and DETELINA BELKINOVA

ABSTRACT

Cyanoprokaryotes are widespread organisms, which dominate in different water basins. In the present study, we have investigated the diversity of this group and related physicochemical parameters in 35 standing water basins in Bulgaria. We found 29 cyanoprokaryotic species, which belong to 13 genera from the orders Synechococcales, Spirulinales and Oscillatoriales. The frequency quotient of each species was calculated. Information about the distribution of the identified species and typology of the water basins is also provided.

Key words: filamentous cyanoprokaryotes, Oscillatoriales, Synechococcales, Spirulinales standing water basins, ecology, distribution

Volume 5, Number 1 (2016) pp. 19-28   [ Full Text (PDF) ]