An Evaluation of plankton diversity and abundance of Meena River with reference to Pollution

Authors(3) :-Dr. Jamadar Rasul, Dr. Suresh Gupta, Manoj Soni

Researches on fresh water bodies such as ponds, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, rivers, streams have gained much significance in recent years due to their importance. These water bodies harbours broad array of aquatic organisms, in particular Plankton. They form a very significant part of fresh water community and contribute significantly to aquatic productivity. In Present studyPlankton diversity and abundance of Meenariver was assessed before and after pollution. Plankton diversity and abundance is widespread during different seasons, both at non-polluted and polluted sites. A total of 67 Species of phytoplanktons and 27 Species of zooplanktons were found. Myxophycean Species were found to be chief at both the stations. Euglenophyceae have revealed less No. of phytoplankton abundance in both the sites. The studies have exposed that Non-polluted water shows relatively larger abundance of Myxophyceae and zooplanktons as compared to the polluted water. It is concluded from this study that the plankton population of river Meena at Junnar, Pune district is highly influenced by the discharge from different small scale industrial effluents. The shift in the planktonic population structure and dominance of pollution tolerant forms at discharge zone indicated deterioration of water quality in this stretch of the river.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Jamadar Rasul
Department of Zoology, A.C.S. College, Narayangaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Suresh Gupta
D.Y.Patil University,Schoolof Biotechnology and bioinformatics, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Manoj Soni
D.Y.Patil University,Schoolof Biotechnology and bioinformatics, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Plankton, Diversity, Abundance, Pollution, Meena River.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 118-122
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185124
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Dr. Jamadar Rasul, Dr. Suresh Gupta, Manoj Soni, " An Evaluation of plankton diversity and abundance of Meena River with reference to Pollution", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.118-122, January-February-2018.
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