Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 3(5), pp. 109 - 119
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030503
Reprint (PDF) (1827Kb)


The New High Mountain Locality Ein Qinia with Charophytes in the Northern Israel


Sophia Barinova 1,*, Roman Romanov 2
1 Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel
2 Central Siberian Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

ABSTRACT

First study of new locality the Ein Qinia high mountain pool with charophyte algae in the Golan Heights region of Israel has been implemented for revealing of algal diversity and ecological assessment of the water object environment by chemistry and bio-indication methods. Altogether forty two species of algae including one of them macro-algae Chara gymnophylla A.Braun were revealed. Chara, Spirogyra and Oedogonium with attached diatoms and greens were found in massive growth in the studied pool. Bio-indication and chemical variables characterize the pool environment as fresh, low alkaline, with low organic polluted waters, Class II-III of water quality. Water inhabit by forty two taxa of algae and cyanobacteria from five taxonomic divisions. Community prefers eutrophic state of water and photosynthetic type of nutrition. Species composition change from Spirogyra-dominated in 2008-2009 to Oedogonium-dominated in 2012. Index Saprobity S fluctuated between 0.86 and 1.71 whereas Index WESI was very high, always above the 1.0 that reflect high self-purification capacity of the pool ecosystem. We can recommend the Ein Qinia pool for monitoring of natural aquatic object in the Golan Heights as reference site, and Chara gymnophylla as climatic indicator of sunlight intensity.

KEYWORDS
Charophytes, Ecology, Bio-indication, Pool, Golan Heights, Israel

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Sophia Barinova , Roman Romanov , "The New High Mountain Locality Ein Qinia with Charophytes in the Northern Israel," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 109 - 119, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030503.

(b). APA Format:
Sophia Barinova , Roman Romanov (2015). The New High Mountain Locality Ein Qinia with Charophytes in the Northern Israel. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 3(5), 109 - 119. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2015.030503.