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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54083/ResBio/4.3.2022/94-101

Keywords:

Delhi, Phytoplankton, River, Yamuna, Zooplankton

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.

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Published

2022-07-07

How to Cite

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Kumar, S. and Saxena, A. 2022. Plankton Composition in Relation to Physio-Chemical Parameters of Yamuna River at Three Different Cities of India. Research Biotica. 4, 3 (Jul. 2022), 94–101. DOI:https://doi.org/10.54083/ResBio/4.3.2022/94-101.

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