Aerophytic microalgae of Sematan Beach, Sarawak

Nor Nasyitah Sobihah, Mohd Nasri (2015) Aerophytic microalgae of Sematan Beach, Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Aerophytic microalgae are one of the bio-component of atmosphere. Aerophytic microalgae are the least-studied organisms in both aerobiological and phycological studies and this cause no absolute data on the airborne algae. Very less attention has been paid towards aerophytic microalgae although Malaysia climate is most suitable for algae to become airborne and subsequent spread through air. The present study, discovered the diversity of aerophytic microalgae in the atmosphere of Sematan Beach in Sarawak, and was conducted for three months from December 2014 to February 2015. The objective of this study are to investigate the composition of aerophytic microalgae and document the aerophytic microalgae that potentially harmful in the atmosphere of Sematan Beach Sarawak and to estimate the vertical distribution of aerophytic microalgae in the air of Sematan beach area. Air samples at five selected sites obtained during study period using gravity slide sampler and Petri dish containing Bold’s Basal Medium exposure technique. Fourteen genera of aerophytic microalgae found and nine of them possibly give negative impact on the human health were discovered in the air of Sematan Beach, Sarawak. Finally this study also shows no fixed pattern between the composition of aerophytic microalage and elevation (vertical height).

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne algae, Aerophytic algae, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Dan
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2020 05:28
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 06:15

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