Anne Rebecca, A (2019) Diversity and Distribution of Planktonic Communities in Krishnampathy Lake, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Environment and Ecology, 37 (4). pp. 1230-1239. ISSN 0970-0420

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The present study was carried out to examine the
diversity and distribution of planktonic communities
in Krishnampathy Lake (Latitude of 110 00.283’N and Longitude 760 55.237’E), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The study includes a collection of water samples and biomass. The collected water samples were subjected for assessment of various physico-chemical parameters such as temperature,
pH, BOD, COD, TDS, total hardness, calcium hardness, ammonium, nitrate, nitrite, fluoride, chloride and residual chlorine. The biomass was subjected to diurnal quantitative and qualitative analysis. Quantitative analysis revealed a high proportion of total biomass in the evening sample (0.30 ± 0.01 g/l). Zooplankton: phytoplankton ratio of about 1:23
against morning sample of 1:65 respectively. Hundred grams of biomass collected from Krishnampathy Lake yields (32.50 ± 0.64 g) of protein to the aquatic food web. The Chlorophyceae among the phytoplankton communities and Copepoda among the zooplankton communities were widely distributed in the waters of Krishnampathy Lake, which is assessed to have poor water qualities. Therefore, it is recommendedfor species conservation by eliminating pollution
hazards for aquaculture management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass, Food web, Planktology, Chlorophyceae, Copepoda.
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Zoology
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 04:01
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 04:01

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