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Phytoplankton Diversity of a Desert Village Pond in Bikaner Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Laboratory of Environmental Biology, P.G. Department of Zoology, Govt. DungarCollege (A-Grade), Bikaner, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 43-45, February,22 (2015)


Phytoplanktons are the chief primary producers and are of prime importance in aquatic ecosystem as the productivity of aquatic ecosystem is totally dependent on these. They forms the basic link of food chain for all aquatic organism. The diversity of phytoplankton components in the aquatic ecosystem serve as a reliable index for monitoring a water body. We examined the phytoplankton diversity in sagar village pond, which is situated 6 k.m. away from Bikaner (Rajasthan). Samples were collected monthly from Jan.2012 to Mar.2013. Different Species of phytoplankton related to the member of three algal groups, namely Chlorophyceae (greens) Cyanophyceae (blue greens) and Bacillariophyceae (diatoms) were observed. The species Cladophora, Crucigenia, Microspora, Chara, Spiyogyra (5greens), Navicula, Nitzschia, Synedra, Diatoma, Coscinodiscus (5diotoms) Spirulina, Nostoc, Anabaena, Oscillatoria (4 blue greens) were recorded from the village pond. Climate of local environment factors are likely to have major impact on phytoplankton diversity of fresh water.


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