Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.14, Issue 1, 2008; Page No.(55-56)

STUDY OF PHYTOPLANKTON POPULATION IN LAKE MASUNDA, THANE, EMPLOYING MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Vaishali Somani, Milan Gholba and Madhuri Pejaver

Abstract

Phytoplanton population in Lake Masunda,Thane (Maharashtra) was studied. Chlorophyceae was the most dominant class. Its dominant species formed a duster at very high similarity. Cyanophyceae members dominated during summer where as diatoms constituted 6.7 % of total phytoplankton. The valid regression equation supported influence of nutrients on phytoplankton abundance.

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