Study Of Algal Biodiversity In Panvel Region Of Konkan, Maharashtra

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's, Deptt. of Botany Mahatma Phule A. S. C. College Panvel

2 Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's, Deptt . of Chemistry, K. B. P. College, Vashi, New Mumbai

Abstract

The present study is carried out during the year 2019 to 2020 to investigate the
seasonal diversity of phytoplankton in Panvel Lakes (Mahatam Phule A. S. C. College,
Dam, Karanjade Dam. Gadhi river, Shantivan, Nere Nandgav Dam (on the road side of
Mumbai Pune Highway, Krishna, and Dewale Lake) by studying July to January. In all
the five lakes 8 genera of phytoplankton were recorded. Out of which 6 genera as belong to
the Chlorophyceae, 1 genera belong to Cyanophyceae and Charophyceae, genera as
belong to Trebouxiophyceae. Among phytoplankton, Chlorophyceae were dominating over
others. Biodiversity of freshwater and marine algae plays an essential function as a source
of food, feed, fodder, fertilizer, and medicines around the world, since prehistoric times.