Diversity of phytoplankton from three water bodies of Satara district (M.S.) India

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Diversity of phytoplankton from three water bodies of Satara district (M.S.) India

Sandhya Mahesh Pawar, Smita Rajendra Sonawane
Int. J. Biosci.1( 6), 81-87, December 2011.
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The present study deals with the diversity of phytoplankton and physico-chemical parameters of fresh water bodies from the Satara district. The present work is carried out for 2 Years from June 2008 to May 2010. The algal diversity survey revealed the presence of 53 species, belonging 5 major groups; Chlorophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Desmidiaceae & Euglenophyceae. Out of which Chlorophyceae was dominant. The group wise population density is as Chlorophyceae > Bacillariophyceae > Cyanophyceae >Desmidiaceae >Euglenophyceae. The 19 species of Chlorophyceae, 15 species of Bacillariophyceae, 9 species of Cyanophyceae, 5 species of Desmidiaceae, 5 species of Euglenophyceae. The investigation shows that these classes of phytoplankton showed considerable fluctuations with water quality parameters.


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