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Studies of Phytoplankton Ecology in Narmada River of West Nimar, MP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1PMB Gujarati Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA
  • 2I.K.D.C., Indore, MP, INDIA
  • 3Holkar Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA
  • 4PMB Gujarati Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA
  • 5Govt. P.G. College, Jhabua, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 13-16, April,24 (2014)

Abstract

Phytoplankton which are prese nt in a variety of aquatic habitats were studied with respect to their species taken for one complete year (2011 - 2012).The present study was carried out on Narmada river situated in west Nimar of Madhya Pradesh. The plankton were collected, counted and ide ntified by using the method suggested by APHA (1985),Prescott (1969) and fresh water biology. Different class such as Chlorophyceae, Cynophyceae, Tebouxiophyceae, Ulvophyceae and Zygnematophyceae were identified. Ten species of phytoplankton have been coll ected from various freshwater habitats in the West Nimar. Out of 10 genera Cynophyceae (4),Charophyceae (3), Trebouxiophyceae (1), Ulvophyceae (1) and Zygnematophyceae (1).The study among all these phytoplankton Cynophyceae were recorded as a dominant clas s in Narmada river. The study was carried out monthly but was tabulated seasonally by using statical method. Result shows that diversity of species Cynophyceae where 40% Charophyceae 30%, Trebouxiophyceae 10%, Ulvophyceae 10% and Zygnematophyceae 10% were composed.

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