Use of macrophytes allelopathy in the biocontrol of harmful Microcystis aeruginosa blooms

Zakaria Tazart, Mountasser Douma, Lamiaa Tebaa, Mohammed Loudiki
  • Water Science & Technology Water Supply, April 2018, IWA Publishing
  • DOI: 10.2166/ws.2018.072

use of macrophytes in the biocontrol of harmful cyanobacterial bloom

What is it about?

By this research, we have shown that the allelopathic activity of macrophytes could be used in the biocontrol of cyanobacterial toxic blooms.

Why is it important?

The studied macrophytes species were selected because of their biogeographic and ecological profile (mediterranean endemic macrophytes) and dominates in a small lake where the Microcystis bloom has not been observed.


Mohammed Loudiki (Author)
Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of sciences Marrakesh

The first results of this article are promising and encourage us to asses the inhibitory effect of other macrophytes, identify allelopathic compounds and better understand the physiological and biochemical mechanisms involved in this biocontrol. I hope you find this article interesting.

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