STUDY OF PHYTOPLANKTON COMPOSITION IN FRESHWATER BODIES IN PARTS OF WESTERN UTTAR PRADESH

Shagun Prakash Maglik, Mohd Ajaz, Narendra P. Singh

Abstract


The present study was conducted to assess the phytoplankton diversity in freshwater bodies at four sites from two districts of western Uttar Pradesh. About 21 algal genera of 5 families are found in the selected sites. Phytoplankton identified from the sites mainly composed of the member of Chlorophyceae, Bacilariophyceae and Cyanophyceae family. Maximum number of genera were recorded from Chlorophyceae (47.61%) and members of family Euglenophyceae (4.76%) were found rarely. Palmer Pollution Index values were calculated to know the level of pollution at each site.


Keywords


Phytoplankton, Palmer index, Phytoplankton diversity, Freshwater, Plankton Net.

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