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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 917-925
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.106


Earthworm Diversity and Analysis of Soil Inhabited by Earthworms in the Vatakara area, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
P. Deepthi and P. Kathireswari*
Department of Zoology, Konganadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A comprehensive study was conducted on the distribution of different species of earthworms in relation to geographic regions of the Vatakara taluk located in Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. We selected different ecosystems present in the Vatakara, which includes near costal region, agro ecosystem, forest land and the polluted ecosystem. The role of earthworm in soil biology is well studied. As natural bioreactor they convert organic waste in to organic manure. Along with these functions they play a crucial role in soil porosity, soil fertility, soil health and productivity, balance of green house gases etc. The present study reveals that six different species of earthworms found in four different study sites and influence of the soil parameters like Nitrate, Phosphate, Magnesium and Calcium on earthworm diversity.


Keywords: Earthworm,Diveristy,Native,Exotic, Soil Parameters, Vatakara, Kerala.
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Deepthi, M. P., and Kathireswari, P. 2016. Earthworm Diversity and Analysis of Soil Inhabited by Earthworms in the Vatakara area, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 917-925. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.106