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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 575-578      |                 Available online, April 26, 2018

A study of effect of Physico-chemical parameters on biodiversity of Diatoms special Reference toNavicula in river Narmada at Harda, M.P. India


Bourasi Sunil Kumar1*, Singh SD1, Patil Pramod2  and Rathor Pawan3


1Department of Botany, MVM autonomous College, Bhopal, India

2Department of Botany, Excellence College, Bhopal, India

3Department of Botany, Harda Degree College, Harda, India

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Received : 21.03.2018   |   Accepted : 23.04.2018 | Published : 26.04.2018

Present paper represents the seasonal variation of physico-chemical parameters and its correlation to species of diatom Navicula. Navicula is a dominant genus of diatom. Seasonal average value of physico-chemical parameters are displayed in the table. Fluctuation of   Physico- chemical parameters can change the statics of diatoms. During the three year study period collecting the water sample of river Narmada on restrict site Handiya, and analyzed parameters in the laboratory. Diatom sample collecting with planktonic net of 0.06mm in the river and observe with the help of compound microscope. Navicula lundii and N. venta dominant species of diatom N. capitatoradiata are rarely seen in river water. Summer and winter seasons are favorable for diatom and rainy season does not support it.


Key word: Narmada, ecosystem, Navicula, physico- chemical, dominant,


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Bourasi Sunil Kumar, Singh SD, Patil Pramod  and Rathor Pawan (2018) A study of effect of Physico-chemical parameters on biodiversity of Diatoms special Reference to Navicula in river Narmada at Harda, M.P. India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 575-578. 



I thank University Grants Commission, Western Region, Pune, India for providing the financial support. I also thank the College for providing the laboratory facilities.


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



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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