DIVERSITY OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN RANI LAKE, IDAR, GUJARAT
Keywords:Phytoplankton, diversity, Rani lake, Idar
Phytoplankton are accumulations of diverse microscopic algal forms whose movement is more or less dependent upon water currents. To know the nature of species composition of phytoplankton and their significance, the present observations were made in the Rani Lake, Idar. The study revealed the occurrence of 65 species belong to 45 genera. Phytoplankton represented by class members of Chlorophyceae. Bacillariophyceae, Cyanophyceae and Euglenophyceae. The algal flora of polluted water bodiesshowed the dominance of green algae.