Soil Ciliates of Different Trophic Groups in Samur-Yalama National Park, Azerbaijan

I. Kh. Alekperov 1  and V. F. Mamedova 2
  • 1 Institute of Zoology of NAS of Azerbaijan, , Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2 Azerbaijan State University, , Ganja


A comparative investigation of the ciliates of separate trophic groups on the areas of Samur-Yalama National Park with different strength of anthropogenic impact was carried out. The ratio of trophic groups in the soil ciliates communities was found to reflect the ecological conditions in soil environment. It is expressed primarily in the reduction of the number of trophic groups caused by deteriorating environmental conditions.

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