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First report on diversity of Cyanoprokaryotes and Algae on Feather of Snow Petrel (Pagodroma nivea Forster) in Broknes Peninsula of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica

Journal: International Journal of Biological Innovations (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 373-381

Keywords : Algae; Antarctica; Broknes peninsula; Cyanoprokaryotes; Pagodroma nivea; Snow petrel.;

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Antarctica is the coldest, driest place and fifth largest continent on this earth. The Larsemann Hills area is located approximately halfway between Vest fold Hills and Amery Ice Shelf on South-eastern coast of Prydz Bay which includes two main peninsulas, the western named Stornes and the eastern named Broknes. During the survey it was very interesting to observe cyanoprokaryotes and algal samples growing on the feathers of bird Snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea Forster) in Broknes Peninsula of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. The snow petrel is the only member of the genus Pagodroma. It is one of only three birds that breed exclusively in Antarctica and has been seen at the Geographic South Pole. Altogether 16 species of cyanoprokaryotes and algae belonging to 09 genera were recorded. This is the first study report of cyanoprokaryotes and algae from feather of Snow petrel bird from Broknes peninsula of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. All the species reported for the first time as a new record from this area.

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