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Year : 2021, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 523) Last page : ( 526)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2021.00095.0

Algae-Pollution indicator and control

Rajakumari K*, Ridhanya J

Department of Bio-Engineering, School of Engineering, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai-117, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajikumari91@gmail.com

Online published on 22 April, 2021.


Pollution is something that causes harmful effect on humans, animals, marine organisms and many factors are involved in the control of pollution. Interestingly, algae involves in the control of pollution. Algae are mostly aquatic and found in marine habitat. They are classified on basis of pigmentation such as green algae, brown algae, yellow-green algae, euglenophyta, golden brown, red algae and fire algae. It plays an important role in stabilizing carbon-di-oxide level and used in food supplements. Their mode of nutrition is an autotrophic and has the ability to perform photosynthesis. Algae contains an extensive bioactive compounds like dietary fiber, carotenoids, proteins, auxins, cytokinins. Colonies of algae which grow out of control causes an algal bloom. Some bloom produce toxin effects on fish, marine mammals. In certain cases some algae like aphanizomenon, microcystis acts as water pollutant.



Micro algae, Bioactivities, Pollution control, Pollution indicator, Water pollutant.


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