Biomass composition of phytoplanktons in Mahakali River, Nepal

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  • Vinod Kumar Mahaseth Department of Zoology, MMAM Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v14i1.16450

Keywords:

Algae community, Annual biomass, Microcystis, Spirogyra

Abstract

Phytoplankton biomass composition of Mahakali River has been studied. Samples were collected twice a month at an interval of 15 days for two years from September, 2003 to August, 2005. It was observed that the average annual biomass of phytoplankton community was 10.494 mg/m3 during the first year and 8.057 mg/m3 in the second year of the study. The peak of biomass was obtained in the month of May (15.276mg/m3) and March (11.183mg/m3) during the first and second year, respectively. The lowest values of biomass were recorded in the month of September (0.989mg/m3) and August (0.842mg/m3) during the respective years.

 

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Published

2017-01-23

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Mahaseth, V. K. (2017). Biomass composition of phytoplanktons in Mahakali River, Nepal. Our Nature, 14(1), 115–123. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v14i1.16450

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