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Estimation of quality of water of river drino (albania) based on analysis of diatoma

Sokrat Gjini, Kemajl Kurteshi, Idriz Vehapi, Anduela Qendro, Muharrem Ismaili

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.7(6), 41-53, December 2015


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The main objective of this paper is to investigate the genera of diatoms, which were identified in the Drino river in the period 2011-2012 in the Gjirokastër region. A classification of the quality of the water through the bio-indicator diatoms was also carried out. The study area included 5 sampling sites along the Drino River. In total, 116 taxa of diatoms within 33 different genera were found.. There were 59 bio-indicator species. Detailed floristic analysis of the diatoms’ flora has not been conducted before in theserivers. The presence of polysaprobic species in the Drino river, such as, Gomphonema parvulum, G.olivaceum, Nitzschia palea, is a clear indication of the pollution of waters coming from a varietyof source. According to the bio-indicator saprobic species investigated the waters in the Drino rive isclassified as II class of bonity, respectively as mesosaprob. Based on this estimation and on the use of the Drinos river waters by the local residents, the physical-chemical and microbiological study of these waters in the future is of great interest.


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