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Algae Of India

Algae are one of the most diverse groups of living organism that are distributed in all across the oceans, rivers, ponds and lakes. Algae play an important role in maintaining aquatic ecosystem and form the base of food chain or food web. Algae are generally classified as Rhodophyta (red algae), Phaeophyta (brown algae), Chlorophyta (green algae) Cyanophyta (Blue Green algae), Bascillariophyta (Golden brown algae) depending on their nutrient, pigments and chemical composition. They are highly diversified in distribution in India. they grow in every habitat. Some of the algae are also been known to be pollution indicator and helps in reduction of industrial pollutants in rivers and other water sources. With the above contribution of algae, an attempt  towards documenting the diversify of algae  that are present in and around India and making available of the information to the public.