ZOOPLANKTON DIVERSITY OF GANGA RIVER WATER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POLLUTION STATUS

ZOOPLANKTON DIVERSITY OF GANGA RIVER WATER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POLLUTION STATUS *Sushil Bhadula and B. D. Joshi *Department of Zoology, Uttaranchal College of Science and Technology, Dehradun Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar Received: 18.03.13 Accepted: 04.05.13 Abstract: The qualitative studies of plankton may provide good indices of water quality and capacity of water to sustain heterotrophic communities. The present study is focused on planktonic diversity and seasonal variation in Ganga River within Haridwar city. Read More …

TOXIC EFFECTS OF DETERGENT ON THE FISH, OREOCHROMIS MOSSAMBICUS

TOXIC EFFECTS OF DETERGENT ON THE FISH, OREOCHROMIS MOSSAMBICUS R. Kalaichelvi , A. A. Sivakumar* and K. Vijayaraman* Advanced Environmental Laboratory, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Gandhi Park, Coimbatore 641001. * Department of Environmental Studies, K. S. G. College of Arts & Science, Singanallur, Coimbatore 641 015 Received: 20.11.12 Accepted: 05.05.13 Abstract: Toxic effects of the detergent “Nirma” on this fish, Oreochromis mossambicus were studied. LC50 value was found to be 90 ppm and 70 ppm, for the exposure periods Read More …

TIMING OF SHIFTS IN SEED MATURITY INDICES IN MYRICA ESCULENTA, BUCHHAM. EX.D.DON AND PYRACANTHA CRENULATA

TIMING OF SHIFTS IN SEED MATURITY INDICES IN MYRICA ESCULENTA, BUCHHAM. EX.D.DON AND PYRACANTHA CRENULATA ROXB. INFLUENCED BY CLIMATIC IRREGULARITIES IN KUMAUN REGIONS OF CENTRAL HIMALAYA Shruti Shah*,  Ashish Tewari and Arti Verma Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, Kumaun University, Nainital 263002, Uttarakhand, INDIA E-mail: shrutisah@indiatimes.com Received: 29.11.12 Accepted: 10.03.13 Abstract: Plants and animals exhibit seasonal patterns in their activities because there is a clear seasonality in the suitability of their environment, there is often only a limited period Read More …

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF EISENIA FETIDA

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF EISENIA FETIDA (OLIGOCHAETA) IN COW MANURE AND FIELD SOIL H. Pande, D. Goswami and B.R. Kaushal* Department of Zoology, Kumaun Univeristy, Nainital – 263002, India *Corresponding author (email: brkaushal01@gmail.com) Received: 11.11.12 Accepted: 03.03.13 Abstract: Development, growth and reproduction of Eisenia fetida in cow manure and field soil were studied under laboratory conditions for 11 months. The study revealed that copulation is not a prerequisite for production of viable cocoons. A higher growth rate in cow manure Read More …

STUDY ON EFFECT OF WATER POLLUTION ON GROWTH OF INDIAN MAJOR CARPS

STUDY ON EFFECT OF WATER POLLUTION ON GROWTH OF INDIAN MAJOR CARPS Shalini Anand, Anil Bisht, Sushil Bhadula, Deepak Kumar Pal Department of Zoology, Uttaranchal College of Science & Technology, Dehradun E-mail: drshalinianand@yahoo.in Received: 18.03.13 Accepted: 15.04.13 Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the effect of water pollution on growth of Labeo rohita, Catla catla and Cirrhinus mrigala. Physico-chemical parameters viz. temperature, pH, turbidity, transparency, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and hardness of Ganga river water also monitored during the Read More …

SEASONAL VARIATION OF SOME PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERSTICS IN TWO FRESHWATER FISH POND

SEASONAL VARIATION OF SOME PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERSTICS IN TWO FRESHWATER FISH PONDS OF DISTRICT MORADABAD Neeraj Dev and R.C.Gupta P. G. Department of Zoology, Hindu College, Moradabad E-mail: rcgupta@gmail.com, Received: 21.12. 12 Accepted: 04.04.13 Abstract: Physico-chemical characteristics of Bangarpur fish pond and Mahlakpur fish pond were studied for a period of one year. Physicochemical parameter like Temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Free Carbondioxide, Turbidity, Carbonate Alkalinity, Bicarbonate Alkalinity, Total Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Total Solids, Dissolved Solids, Suspended Solids, Nitrate, Nitrogen, Sulphate, Phosphate, Read More …

SEASONAL CHANGES IN GONADAL WEIGHT AND DIAMETER RELATIONSHIP STUDY IN A SWAMP BIRD

SEASONAL CHANGES IN GONADAL WEIGHT AND DIAMETER RELATIONSHIP STUDY IN A SWAMP BIRD S. C. Jha and Shilpi Kumari Ecological Research Laboratory, Dept. Of Zoology, J . N. College, Madhubani (Bihar) Received: 05.12.12 Accepted: 06.04.13 Abstract: Average rainfall, water depth /temp. of summer & monsoon seasons of a swamp shows increase and decrease in the ovary weight and diameter related to environmental effects with relative correlation values are found to be significant for determining the breeding period of a selected bird. Read More …

RELATIVE GUT LENGTH AND GASTRO-SOMATIC INDEX OF SIX HILL STREAM FISHES

RELATIVE GUT LENGTH AND GASTRO-SOMATIC INDEX OF SIX HILL STREAM FISHES FROM HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA Somu Koundal*, Rani Dhanze**, Arun Koundal*** and Indu Sharma**** Deptt of Fisheries, CSKHPKV, Palampur-176062, H.P., India Zoological Survey of India, High Altitude Regional Centre, Solan, 173212, H.P., India [E-mail: *koundal.somu@gmail.com, **rdhanze@yahoo.co.in, ***koundal.arun@gmail.com and**** induzsi@gmail.com] Received: 04.06.12 Accepted: 16.01.13 Abstract: The Relative gut length (RGL) and Gastro-somatic index (Ga.SI) of six hill stream fish viz. Barilius bendelensis, Crossocheilus latius latius, Schizothorax richardsonii, Puntius ticto, Gara gotyla Read More …

PERIPHYTON DIVERSITY IN YELDARI RESERVOIR OF PARBHANI DISTRICT MAHARASHTRA

PERIPHYTON DIVERSITY IN YELDARI RESERVOIR OF PARBHANI DISTRICT MAHARASHTRA Asha Joshi, *Shivaji, P. Chavan and **Poul, S. V. PG Department of Zoology, Vivek Vardhini Day College, Jam Bagh, Hyderabad – 500 007 A. P., India. *School of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded – 431606, Maharashtra State, India. **Department of Zoology, Madhavrao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Palam, district Parbhani – 431720, Maharashtra State, India. *Corresponding Author Email: dr_spchavan@rediffmail.com Received: 04.06.11 Accepted: 25.03.13 Abstract: The Periphyton diversity studies Read More …

OPTIMIZING PARAMETERS FOR FISH DEVELOPMENT USING AN INTEGRATED DUCK CUM FISH FARMING MODEL

OPTIMIZING PARAMETERS FOR FISH DEVELOPMENT USING AN INTEGRATED DUCK CUM FISH FARMING MODEL: A CASE STUDY Anil Bisht, Sushil Bhadula, Shalini Anand and Deepak Kumar Pal Department of Zoology, Uttaranchal College of Science and Technology, Dehradun E-mail: anillbisht@gmail.com Received: 04.06.12 Accepted: 06.05.13 Abstract: Several countries in Asia practices integrated duck cum fish farming. On farm resources such as duck manure and feed waste are not adequately used the recycled in the system. Present study emphasis on duck cum fish integration Read More …