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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 409-414       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

A study of seasonal variations in zooplankton  diversity of Pagara dam of Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, India


Sharma Dushyant Kumar* and Uchchariya Rakhi


Department of Zoology, Govt. Model Science College, Gwalior, M.P. India

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Received : 03.02.2018     |     Accepted : 10.04.2018        |     Published : 25.04.2018

Pagara dam is situated on Asan river at about 13 Km from Jaura town of Morena District of Madhya Pradesh. The dam was constructed for irrigation of the nearby villages. The study was carried out to assess the seasonal variations in zooplankton diversity of the reservoir. Total 23 species of zooplankton were identified. Out of these 4 species belonged to Protozoa, 11 species belonged to Rotifera, 5 species belonged to Cladocera and 3 species belonged to group copepoda. Rotifera was found to be the most dominant group, followed by Cladocera and Copepoda. Protozoa was the least dominant group. Seasonally, Rotifera and Protozoa were found to be maximum during summer and minimum during monsoon. In case of Cladocera and Copepoda, maximum numbers were found in summer and least in winter.


Keywords: Pagara dam, Zooplankton, Seasonal variations, Asan river.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


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Sharma Dushyant Kumar and Uchchariya Rakhi (2018) A study of seasonal variations in zooplankton  diversity of Pagara dam of Morena district, Madhya Pradesh, India., Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 409-414. 



Authors are thankful to the University Grant Commission, New Delhi for providing financial assistance in form of CAS program in the Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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