Natural Science > Biology > TS-2015-6

Research Title Preliminary Inventory and Diversity of Ciliated Protozoans in Lake Lanao: Its Spatial and Temporal Variations and Its Bio-indication on Lake's Water Quality
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Fema M. Abamo

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Research Location MSU-Marawi, Lanao del Sur
Research Description The baseline data on ciliate species composition, diversity, frequency, and abundance, would be vital micro-faunal component of Lake’s biodiversity and taxonomic studies later. Ciliates are also cheaper alternative in toxicity bioassays and in environmental bio-indication studies since they can easily be cultured in hay infusion medium.They have shorter generation time hence studies using ciliates yield and indicate fast, reliable results.The culture collection of ciliates the proponent plans to maintain will be useful for basic instruction and laboratory exercises, and for researchers, teachers and students.
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Research Beneficiary(ies) Data generated from this project will directly benefit the teachers, students, researchers, biologists, taxonomists, ecologist, microbiologist, cell and molecular biologists and scientists.
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MSU-Marawi, Lanao del Sur

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Code TS-2015-6
KRA Code Integrity of the environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Natural Sciences
Actual Sector Ecology
Related sectors Biology, Water Analysis, Environmental
Entry revision: January 2021