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Community structure of Phytoplankton at junction of Damodar & Konar river in Jarangdih colliery (Dist:Bokaro) Jharkhand

Arpana Sharma & Radha Sahu*
Algal Biotechnology Laboratory, University Department of Botany
Ranchi University, Ranchi
Received: 2nd January, 2009; Revised 22nd February, 2009

Abstract : The present study focuses attention on a comprehensive study of phytoplankton community with reference to their population density, species diversity, species richness and equitability. Damodar and its tributary Konar river is well known for establishment of coal mining industries along their basin areas. Jarangdih coal mines is situated at the junction of Damodar & Konar river. Three sampling sites were selected for the study area. Algal samples were regularly collected from the above three sites throughout the year. Altogether 48 taxa of three different classes viz. Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae and Bacillariophyceae has been recorded The result indicates dominancy of  Cyanophyceae and Chlorophyceae throughout the year which are important pollution indicators


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