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Algal Spectrum of a Wetland and its Correlation with the Physico-Chemical Parameters

Author Affiliations

  • 1Samastipur College, Samastipur (LMNU), Bihar, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Botany, M.D.D.M. College, Club Road, B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur - 842002, Bihar, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 27-30, March,22 (2014)


Algal spectrum and physico-chemical factors of the water of the selected wetland pond was studied for two successive years. 49 different algal species belonging to 32 genera of arbitrarily considered dominant three classes namely, Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Bacillariophyceae were identified with other pollution tolerant and bioremediant algae. The spectrum was dominantly represented by the algae belonging to the class Chlorophyceae as compared to the other two classes Cyanophyceae and Bacillariophyceae. Correlation study made between algal spectrum and the physico-chemical factors revealed a significant positive correlation with transparency of water (P 0.05) and existence of a significant negative correlation was individually found with its temperature, conductivity and total dissolved solids (P &


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