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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 490-494
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.055


An Assessment of Protozoan Assemblage in Kottaipattinam Seasonal estuary, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu
Saraswathi and P. Sumithra*
Department of Microbiology, Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College, Tiruchirappalli – 620 005, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

As protozoans form an important link in the food web and are also used as indicators, the present study was aimed at assessing the protozoan assemblage in Kottaipattinam seasonal estuary, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu during different seasons. A total of 14 species could be isolated. The rainy season recorded maximum diversity (13 sp.) followed by pre-summer (12 sp.), summer (10 sp.) and post-summer (9 sp.). The presence of species belonging to the genus Difflugia, Euplotes and Tachysoma suggests the system is polluted.


Keywords: Protozoan, estuary, Season
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Saraswathi, R., and Sumithra, P. 2016. An Assessment of Protozoan Assemblage in Kottaipattinam Seasonal estuary, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 490-494. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.055