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Sasikala T*, Manjulatha C and Raju DVSN
Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Received Date: February 22, 2017 Accepted Date: February 27, 2017 Published Date:March 06, 2017
Citation: Sasikala T, Manjulatha C, Raju DVSN (2017) Freshwater Phytoplankton Communities in Varaha Reservoir, Kalyanapulova, Visahkapatnam. Adv Crop Sci Tech 5: 262. doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000262
Copyright: © 2017 Sasikala T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aquatic organisms, especially plankton from the most sensitive component of the ecosystem and signal environment disturbances. Apart from primary production, phytoplankton plays an important role in the energy transfer. This paper deals with the analysis of plankton composition for two years of Varaha reservoir in Kalyanapulova. Sampling data was obtained from February to November 2010-2012. Phytoplankton was represented with 3 groups which Chlorophyceae was dominant with 10 species followed by Bacillariophyceae (2), Cyanophyceae (3) a total of 15 species of phytoplankton were recorded with similar distribution. The study helps in better understanding for the management of the Varaha reservoir for intensive fish culture.