ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIATOMS IN KONANDUR POND OF THIRTHAHALLI TALUK, KARNATAKA

Publication Date : 12/04/2016


Author(s) :

NAGARAJ PARISARA , J.NARAYANA , B.R.KIRAN , E.T.PUTTAIAH .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 4
(04 - 2016)



Abstract :

Diatoms are the indicators of water quality. Ecology and Distribution of Diatoms in Konandur pond of Thirthahalli taluk (Karnataka) has been discussed. A total of 16 species and 09 genera of Bacillariophyceae were recorded. Navicula and Cymbella were represented by 4 and 3 species. While, Pinnularia and Synedra were consists of 2 species and rest of the genera consists of single species of diatoms The physico-chemical parameters were estimated as per standard methods. The study revealed that, pond water was not much polluted. In the light of standard of water quality recommended by BIS , the pond water should be used for human consumption and cooking after proper treatment.


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