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Study of Physico-Chemical Parameters and Zooplankton of Lapkaman pond, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Biomedical Technology and Human Genetics, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-6, July,22 (2016)

Abstract

Water is the most vital resource and necessity of life. Ponds of Gujarat State are often the main natural water resources which are extensively used by the local population for manifold purposes. Pollution of water affects the pond ecosystem and human health. In the present study, the specific physico-chemical indices of water i.e. Temperature, dissolved Oxygen, dissolved Carbon Dioxide, pH, Total Hardness and Chloride and zooplankton were analysed from the Lapkaman pond, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Zooplankton is primary consumers, the source of food for higher organisms and important bioindicator of water quality. Hence the data obtained has added significance in this region to identify deterioration of water quality in relation to anthropogenic pressures.

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