Investigation and Determination of Further Algae Species in Aquatic Area Of Samawah Province

  • Dr. Taha Yaseen Farhan Director of Sawa Lake and Desert Studies Center, Muthanna University, Muthanna, Iraq
  • Athier Abdul Rasool Hassin Director of Sawa Lake and Desert Studies Center, Muthanna University
  • Malath Ismael Yousif Director of Sawa Lake and Desert Studies Center, Muthanna University, Muthanna, Iraq
Keywords: Sawa lake, Algae, chemical and physical properties, Iraq.


The great environmental importance of algae is formed of so many basis of food chains. This study aims to reveal about certain properties for further of algae in Sawa Lake. The study was the first of its kind on the waters of Sawa Lake, about the algae and its affected by the Physical and chemical properties of Sawa Lake water. Water samples were collected during winter and spring in 2017 from four sites around Sawa Lake. Algae samples were collected from the surface and then the qualitative and quantitative study of the algae found in the water was conducted. The results showed that diatoms or bacilli were predominant, followed by green and blue algae, and recorded a new type of algae which not previously recorded in Iraq (New Record). In conclusion the current study shows that algal growth is increasing in the spring season due to the increase in the activity of analyzers in this season


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