International Journal of Modern Biological Research
ISSN: 2053-180X
Vol. 6(2), pp. 20-26, May 2018

Identification and taxonomic studies of Scenedesmus and Desmodesmus species in some Mbanza-Ngungu ponds in Kongo Central Province, DR Congo

Muaka Lawasaka Médard1, Luyindula Ndiku2, Mbaya Ntumbula2 and Diamuini Ndofunsu2

1Département de Biologie-Chimie, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de, Mbanza-Ngungu, DR Congo.
2Commissariat Général à L'energie Atomique, Kinshasa, DR Congo.

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Received 02 February, 2018; Received in revised form 05 April, 2018; Accepted 10 April, 2018.


Micro-algae, Phytoplankton, Scenedesmus, Desmodesmus.

Scenedesmus and Desmodemus are two genera belonging to the Scenedesmaceae family. The present study sampled two genera of micro-algae in three ponds located at Mbanza-Ngungu, Kongo Central Province, DR Congo. In the study, 14 species (10 species of Scenesdemus and 4 species of Desmodemus) from the two genera were identified and described. They include Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat, S. alternants Reinsh, S. armatus (Chodat) G. M. Smith, S. dimorphus (Turpin) Kuetzing, S. quadricauda (Turpin) Brebissonii, S. ecornis [Ehrenberg, Chodat, S. obliquus (Turpin)], Scenedesmus sp., Desmodesmus abundans (Kirchner) E. Hegewald, D. intermedius (Chodat) E. Hegewald, D. magnus (Meyen) Tsarenko and D. opoliensis (P.G. Richter) E. Hegewald. The diversity of these two genera species is greater in Kola pond and mostly in Voke.

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