Vidya D. Gulbhile
Abstract: Phytoplankton are Chlorophyll bearing suspended microscopic organisms consisting mainly of algae.The majority of the members of Phytoplankton belongs to Chlorophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Bacilliarophyceae group of algae.Phytoplankton are basis members of aquatic ecosystem and hence change in phytoplankton population has direct link with the change of water quality in an aquatic medium. The number of species of Phytoplankton serves to determine. The quality of water body (Bahura 1991). Phytoplankton being the primary producer forms the lowest tropic level in the food chain of fresh water ecosystem.The present paper deals with the study of diversity of Phytoplankton in Wan Reservoir.The work was carried out during June 2017-May 2018. The present study showed that there are 15 species of Phytoplankton were found which belongs to 6 species from Chlorophyceae, 4 species Cyanophyceae, 3 species from Bacilliarophyceae, 2species from Euglenophyacae.
Keywords: Phytoplankton, Wan Reservoir, Parli Vaijnath