Effect of physico-chemical parameters on phytoplankton of Kach Amaqzai District Loralai Balochistan

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Effect of physico-chemical parameters on phytoplankton of Kach Amaqzai District Loralai Balochistan

Shahida Wahid, Ghulam Dastagir Achakzai, Mahrukh Naseem
Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 296-302, March 2020.
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Water play a vital and significant role for life. The Fresh water Phytoplankton diversity and Physico-chemical parameters of Pathan kot have been studied for period of one year from Kech Amakzai River is situated district Loralai Balochistan. The Physico-chemical and plankton diversity was studied from January 2017 to December 2017. The Physico-chemical parameters includes Temperature, water temperature, pH, Turbidity, Total dissolved Solids( TDS), Dissolved Oxygen (DO), biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), Silicate, Total Hardness, Alkalinity, sulphate, CO2. The statistics obtained from the physico-chemical analysis of the water quality in the Killi Kach Amaqzai of district Loralai clearly indicates that most of the important parameters are in the permissible limits of WHO standards. It is evident that the ecological conditions of water reservoir support a rich diversity of algal flora, therefore this river has rich number of species and biodiversity of fresh water Phytoplankton. A total 38 species belonging to four groups were recorded of which 10 species belonged to Cyanophyceae, 14 to Chlorophyceae, 11 to Bacillariophyceae, 3 to Euglenophyceae. The present study reveals that each species as well as group appeared to prefer certain months of the year to record their highest counts. Further, in term of count, among the various groups, the order of dominance was Chlorophyceae > Bacillariophyceae > Cyanophyceae > Euglenophyceae.


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