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Research Article

Report on Phytoplankton from the In-front Pond of the University of Barishal, Bangladesh

Shaswati Chakraborty, Dipalok Karmaker, Riyad Hossen

Department of Botany, University of Barishal, Barishal-8254, Bangladesh


Article History

Received: 16 February 2022, Revised: 29 March 2022, Accepted: 07 April 2022, Published: 16 April 2022


A total of 34 taxa belongs to four different division i.e Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Cyanophyta and Euglenophyta have been worked out in this present investigation. The algal division Chlorophyta contains a plant body with unicellular, colonial, filamentous, mem-branous and tubular types, and cells are mostly uni-nucleate as well as multinucleate (coenocytic). In Chry-sophyta division, cells are solitary or united in colonies, flagellated or non-flagellated, and the colonies are definite in shape. The observed cells from Euglenophyta division were motile, unicellular, rarely colonial, lacking true cell wall, naked or loricate, with one to two or rarely four apical flagella. While working on these plankton samples, the authors observed a number of fascinating species that were challenging to identify. The report has no new records, thus all of the listed taxa were pre-viously published in a series of articles by different authors and from different locations of Bangladesh. The phytoplankton list will help for further assessment of the water quality and overall biodiversity of the pond.


Barishal University, Freshwater reservoir, Algae, Euglenophyta, Biodiversity.

Corresponding Author

Riyad Hossen


Conflict of Interest

The article has no conflict of interest.


The authors thankful to the Head of the Department of Botany for the valuable technical support.

To Cite the Article

Chakraborty S, Karmaker D, Hossen R. Report on phytoplankton from the in-front pond of the University of Barishal, Bangladesh. Plants and Ecosystem. 2022;2:13-23.