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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1488-1501
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.171


Microalgae Distribution and Diversity in the Narmada River Basin around Chutka, Madhya Pradesh, India
Vishal M. Rasal1, Swapnil G. Yadre, Satya Prakash Shukla1, P. M. Ravi2, Manish Kumar Mishra2, S. Munilkumar1, Asim Kumar Pal1, W. S. Lakra1 and SubrataDasgupta1*
1ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Off Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai – 400061, India
2Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai – 400085, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The nutritional needs and ecological niche in food webs make microalgae as unique indicators for providing practical information of ecosystem condition. The present study aims to evaluate microalgae distribution and diversity in relation to physicochemical parameters of Narmada River basin around Chutka, a proposed place for nuclear power plant installation in Madhya Pradesh, India. Microalgae number was highest in pre-monsoon followed by the summer season and reduced in monsoon as well as in winter season. The seasonal alteration in water parameters markedly influenced microalgae abundance and diversity. Fifty-four genera belonged to five significant classes in microalgae were recorded in the Narmada River at different sampling sites under study. The successive pattern of microalgae was Chlorophyceae>Cyanophyceae>Bacillariophyceae> Euglenophyceae. Shannon diversity indices varied seasonally, and the values indicated the ecosystem was moderately polluted during monsoon and winter, while highly polluted in the summer and post-monsoon. The present study reveals continuous deterioration in the habitat parameters and microalgae diversity due to various anthropogenic activities in the area of study.


Keywords: microalgae, diversity, water parameters, Narmada, Chutka
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Vishal M. Rasal, Swapnil G. Yadre , Satya Prakash Shukla, P. M. Ravi, Manish Kumar Mishra, S. Munilkumar, Asim Kumar Pal, W. S. Lakra and SubrataDasgupta. 2019. Microalgae Distribution and Diversity in the Narmada River Basin around Chutka, Madhya Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1488-1501. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.171