Research Biotica, Volume 4, Issue 3 : 94-101. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/4.3.2022/94-101
Research Article

Published on : 07-Jul-2022

Plankton Composition in Relation to Physio-Chemical Parameters of Yamuna River at Three Different Cities of India

  • Sumit Kumar
  • Dept. of Fisheries Recourse Management, College of Fisheries, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, US Nagar, Uttarakhand (263 145), India
  • Amita Saxena
  • Dept. of Fisheries Recourse Management, College of Fisheries, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, US Nagar, Uttarakhand (263 145), India

Abstract

To evaluate plankton diversity in relation to physico-chemical parameters of the Yamuna river, the present study was conducted from March 2019 to February 2020. Three sites along the Yamuna River were chosen for regular sampling: Delhi (B1), Mathura (B2) and Agra (B3). 11 species of phytoplankton and 9 species of zooplankton were recorded from site B1 with a concentration of 15,517 individual L-1. At site B2 14 species of phytoplankton and 5 species of zooplankton with a concentration of 15,329 individual L-1 was observed. At site B3 a total 15 species of phytoplankton and 5 species of zooplankton were recorded with a concentration of 19,453 individual L-1. The highest abundance of group Cynophyceae in phytoplankton and Rotifera in zooplankton was observed during the study period at sites B1, B2 and B3. Physico-chemical parameters were found suitable for plankton growth at site B3.

Keywords

Delhi, Phytoplankton, River, Yamuna, Zooplankton

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