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Research Article

The Potential of Cyanobacteria Growth in Different Water Sources

Muluneh Menamo1 and Zinabu Wolde2*
1South Agricultural Research institute, Hawassa P.O.BOX 05, Hawassa, Ethiopia
2Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Research and Training, P.O.BOX 15, Wonji, Ethiopia
Corresponding Author : Zinabu Wolde
Ethiopian Sugar corporation Research and Training
P.O.BOX 15, Wonji, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 25, 2015; Accepted May 16, 2015; Published May 23, 2015
Citation: Menamo M, Wolde Z (2015) The Potential of Cyanobacteria Growth in Different Water Sources. Biochem Physiol 4:164. doi: 10.4172/2168-9652.1000164
Copyright: © 2015 Menamo M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Many studies have addressed the effect of different environmental factors on growth, heterocyst frequency and N fixation of cyanobacteria. One of the factors is water quality. Different cyanobacteria strains different efficiency to adapt the quality of water. Therefore, this study was conducted to select the best combination of N-fixing cyan bacterial strains under different water sources. A factorial combination of the three Anabaena species strains (E10, E3 and E8) and two water sources (tap water and distilled water) were laid out in a complete randomized design in the laboratory set up. The ANOVA revealed that cyanobacteria strain E3 performed best on distilled than in tap water in terms of optical density, heterocyst frequency and total nitrogen than the other strains but no significant differences appeared between the two water sources. Thus, indicated that cyaobabacteria strains are growing in different water sources and the ability to grow more than one water sources.


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