Diversity of Phytoplanktons in Rice Fields of Davangere Taluk, Karnataka
Department of Botany, Davangere University, Shivagangothri, Davangere, Karnataka, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pramod V. Pattar
Department of Botany, Davangere University
Shivagangothri, Davangere, Karnataka, India
E-mail: drp[email protected]
Received date: September 25, 2015; Accepted date: November 10, 2015; Published date: November 16, 2015
Citation: Shivakumara LV, Pattar PV (2015) Diversity of Phytoplanktons in Rice Fields of Davangere Taluk, Karnataka. J Marine Sci Res Dev 5:172. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000172
Copyright: © 2015 Shivakumara LV, 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.
The diversity of Phytoplankton’s in relation to different locality of paddy fields at Davangere taluk, Karnataka has been under taken for the first time in this area. A differential locality has been made during several field trips in 2015. Total 12 taxa with wide range of thallus structure were collected belonging to various orders i.e., Zygnematales, Volvacales, Chlorococcales, Chladophorales, Pennales etc. Light intensity, light nutrients and abundant water availability appears to be better conditions for algal growth in Paddy Fields. This study reveals that maximum diversity of phytoplankton’s present in the rice fields in Bullapura’s rice fields than compare to other locality.