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Diversity of Fresh water Algae in river Narmada at Jalud (Mandleshwer) Indore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 14-17, September,2 (2015)


Phytoplanktons are elemental factor of aquatic community as they are major sources of biologically significant and organic carbon, situated at the base of the food chain. The productivity and density of the phytoplanktons are majorly influenced by different physico-chemical characteristics of water. Algae are very useful for eutrophication estimation. Quality and distribution of algal flora in river have been carried out systematically to evolve algal indices of pollution. The present paper deals with the assessment of water quality and phytoplankton diversity of river Narmada at Jalud. Phytoplankton of the River Narmada consisted mostly of Chlorophyceae (green algae) Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms). In river Narmada the temporal series of phytoplankton groups is remarked as Chlorophyceae > Bacillariphycease > Cyanophyceae > Euglenophyceae. The species distribution, abundance and composition of phytoplankton community are governed by various physico-chemical elements of the water body. The population of Plankton varies in different seasons and months.


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