ASSESSMENT OF FRESH WATER ALGAL DIVERSITY OF JAWHAR,DIST-PALGHAR (M.S), INDIAVikrant Ravindra Chandanshiveand Pravin Bhagwat Cholke
Documentation and identification of algal diversity is one of the aspects for attestation of the algal diversityof a particular area. During the present study of water bodies, total 32 genera belong to five classes wererecorded viz. Chlorophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Desmidophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Euglenophyceae. The inlandalgae are highly diverse according to geology and geo-climatic factors. Algae are the key organisms in thewater pollution indication, aquatic food chain and play a vital role in the release of oxygen. They cantolerate any environmental stress conditions. The alga is habitat-specific and its presence depends uponthe season variation. This article explains the inventorization and enlists the presence of algae, which wasfound in different running water and stagnant water bodies like Dams, streams, ponds, and lakes, etc. Thepresent preliminary study carried out for the promise of algal species. The study area was unexplored byanyone for the assessment of algal diversity.