OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

The Study of the Higher Aquatic Flora of the Middle Don Basin within Rostov Region

Michael M. Sereda, Olga A. Kapralova, Vlada A. Sereda, Boris L. Kozlovskiy, Vladimir S. Lysenko, Tatyana V. Varduni, Pavel A. Dmitriev and Olesya G. Lysenko

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2015.244.250

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 15, Issue 4

Pages 244-250

Abstract

Middle Don basin is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, characterized by high diversity of vascular terrestrial plants. However, the significance of its freshwater biodiversity is not well understood now. In the given paper we present the results of the investigation of higher aquatic flora of basin streams and reservoirs within the Middle Don, Rostov region. 90 species of 53 genera and 32 families belonging to the four departments of higher plants were identified. The biodiversity of the Middle Don aquatic flora is discussed using the previously obtained herbal and biogeographic data and considering ecological, geographical and human factors. A systematic, ecological and geographical analysis of the regional aquatic flora has been conducted.

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© 2015 Michael M. Sereda, Olga A. Kapralova, Vlada A. Sereda, Boris L. Kozlovskiy, Vladimir S. Lysenko, Tatyana V. Varduni, Pavel A. Dmitriev and Olesya G. Lysenko. 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.