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Seasonal Variations in Protozoan Diversity at Sadul branch of Sirhind feeder Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Govt. Dungar CollegeBikaner-334003, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 47-49, February,10 (2016)

Abstract

Rajasthan is the largest state of India in (342,239 square kilometers) area. It is located in the north-west of India. It encompasses most area of the Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert). It makes the western territory of the country. Rajasthan state has a water spread area of 3 lacs hectare including large reservoirs, medium reservoirs, and tanks in villages, canals, seasonal water, rivers and logged areas. Protozoa is a diverse group of unicellular organisms and is an important component of the zooplankton community of a water body. The present study was undertaken to observe the seasonal fluctuations in diversity of protozoans in Sadul Branch of Sirhind Feeder in Hanumangarh (295 to 306 north latitude and 743 to 753 east longitudes). The present observations were made for a period of 12 months (July 2013 to June 2014). The protozoans were collected with plankton net. The study revealed the occurrence of 10 species of protozoans, among these 5 species of Mastigophora, 4 species of Ciliata and 1 species of Sarcodina were recorded.

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