International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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Research Article - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2020) Volume 8, Issue 1

PHYTOPLANKTON DIVERSITY OF CAUVERY RIVER AT PALLIPALAYAM IN ERODE, TAMIL NADU

The Cauvery River is the main water source for many places of Tamil Nadu. It is highly polluted in Erode district due to improper management of textile effluents. This study was carried out to analyse the phytoplankton diversity of Cauvery River at Pallipalayam in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. Planktons are the basic food source of aquatic ecosystem. Phytoplankton diversity is one of the most important ecological indicators for assessment of water quality. This study was designed to analyse the phytoplankton during period of July 2017 to June 2018 and the results were recorded periodically. The results revealed that the diversity of Phytoplankton is good indicators for the river ecosystem and influenced by quality of river water.

Author(s): Uthirasamy S*, Chitra T, Ravichandiran S and Kavitha T

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