Author(s): Rohini Maheshwari
Occurrence of blue-green algae in rice field soils of Bundi, Rajasthan have been studied. In the present study rich diversity of heterocystous cyanobacteria was recorded from rice fields of Bundi District. 12 species, represented with 4 genera came under single order and 3 families have been reported from this area which includes Anabaena aequalis Borge, Anabaena constricta (szafer) Geitler, Anabaena fertilissima Rao C.B., Anabaena oryzae Fritsch, Anabaena variabilis Kutzing ex Born et Flah, Anabaena doliolum Bhardwaj, Nostoc muscorum Ag.ex Born.et Flah., Microchaete calothrichoides Hansing, Microcoleus acutissimus Gardner,. Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex Gomont, Oscillatoria proboscidea Gomont and Oscillatoria obscura Bruhl et Biswas.