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Seasonal Correlation between Physico-chemical factors and phytoplankton density in Alwara taal of Kaushambi, UP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Saidabad, Allahabad, 221508, UP, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, 211007, UP, India
  • 3Department of Zoology, KAPG College, Allahabad, 211001, UP, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 40-45, March,10 (2016)


Present investigation is an attempt to assess the correlation between physico-chemical factors and phytoplankton density in Alwara taal of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. This taal (lake) has a vast dynamic landscape due to its wide openness, large standing water and extreme seasonal variations with huge biodiversity. The members of chlorophyceae group have been found dominant and determinative among the four classes of phytoplankton viz Chlorophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Cyanophyceae and Euglenophyceae studied. The maximum density of phytoplankton 1243.5107.6 (1512.7 - 988.5) unitsL-1 was recorded during winter with low water temperature 19.20.73 (20.4-17.5) oC and carbon dioxide 2.30.06 (2.5-2.2) mgL-1. The rainfall and flood water enhanced the total solids 734.927.94 (810.0-675.6) mgL-1 that resulted the minimum density 529.086.0 (783.5 - 418.9) unitsL-1 of phytoplankton in rainy season. More water temperature 26.12.03 (30.5-21.4) oC moderated the density 902.4147.4 (1196.5 - 629.0 unitsL-1) of phytoplankton.


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