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Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 25, Issue.: 5


Micro Flora Associated with Freshwater Medicinal Leeches in Taif City, Saudi Arabia


Abdel-Basset M. Ebied1,2*, Ahmed A. Issa1,3 and Mohammed Fadl Allah A. Awad1,4

1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt.

3Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

4Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt.

Article Information
(1) Saramma George, Human Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faulty of Medicine, University of Botswana,
(2) George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.
(1) Adekunle N. Oladunni, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.
(2) Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Hebrew University, Israel.
(3) Inés Irma César, UNMDP, Argentina.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/24164


Microflora (Cyanobacteria, Algae and Fungi) associated with the freshwater leech namely, Limnatis nilotica were observed for this particular study. The number of catch leeches was higher at Saiysad fresh water bodies (5-28 taxa) than that of Gahdeer Albannat water (1 taxon) throughout the wet season. The Saiysad water contains low oxygen and is highly polluted in comparison to other water bodies. The green algae and diatoms constitute the main bulk of the phytoplankton population of the following two water bodies. Though cyanobacteria in this particular water body of Saiyasad fresh water are much higher in respect to the others, so as the number of leeches are also higherin it respectively. Twenty-one fungal species those are representing 10 genera were collected from the Leech samples (jaws, pharynx and intestine) on the culture media of Potato Dextrose Agar.  After th isolation of fungus were done from its carried devices Then also the phytoplanktons show a rapid growth in the respective medium.

Keywords :

Leeches; fresh water; cyanobacteria; fungi; algae; Taif.

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DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2018/40570

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