SPECIES RICHNESS OF SCENEDESMUS MEYEN (CHLOROPHYCEAE) IN SOME SEWAGE FED WATER BODIES OF RANCHI
SUSHMA DAS GURU *
Department of Botany, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi-834001, India
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Scenedesmus Meyen, species are ubiquitous in freshwater ecosystem. In this study, the diversity and species richness of Scenedesmus in polluted water were studied. Their diversity greatly exceeds in present time that described for this genera from the previous studies in the same region. Altogether six species and eight varieties have been recorded. All of them have been recognized as pollutant tolerant species of the region and their utilization as water purifier for polluted water bodies has been suggested.
Keywords: Freshwater, Scenedesmus,, Species richness, Pollution tolerant.