A review of Taxa of Diatom group in Iraqi water


  • Shaima Mazi
  • Feryal Ameen Merza
  • Nawras Alwan Hussain


This review aimed to survey diatom composition in Iraqi waters. The facts were taken from surveys of phytoplankton in Iraq, covering freshwater and saline waters in diverse cities. A total of 454 taxa of the diatom group belonging to Bacillophycaea class have been verified in the review. These taxa varied among 107 genera. The genus Nitzschia had a higher number of taxa followed via Navicula, Cymbella, Fragilaria, and Gomphonema, respectively. This study proposes to present a checklist of diatom composition in Iraq, built on the compilation of preceding investigations


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Mazi, S., Ameen Merza, F., & Alwan Hussain, N. (2021). A review of Taxa of Diatom group in Iraqi water. Al-Kufa University Journal for Biology, 13(3). Retrieved from https://journal.uokufa.edu.iq/index.php/ajb/article/view/8216