Studies on Algal Diversity in and Around Hyderabad
The present study deals with the diversity of phytoplankton of fresh water bodies from the Hyderabad city. The present work is carried out for 1 Years from March 2013 to April 2014. The algal diversity survey revealed the presence of 95 species, belonging four major groups; Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Euglenophyceae and Cyanophyceae. Out of which Bacillariophyceae was dominant. The group wise population density is as Bacillariophyceae>Chlorophyceae>Euglenophyceae>Cyanophyceae. The 28 species of Bacillariophyceae, 17 species of Chlorophyceae, 27 species of Euglenophyceae, 6 species of Cyanophyceae. The investigation shows that these classes of phytoplankton showed considerable fluctuations with water quality parameters.
Key words- phytoplankton, Algae, Hyderabad city.