Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(2):166-169(2009)
A study of fresh water protozoans with special reference to their abundance and ecology
Tabrez Ahmad* and A. K. Sharma
Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007(U.P.), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract : Ecologically protozoa represent a model of interacting communities that exhibit various characters of structure and function of a micro-ecosystem and also an important component of food-chain. The present paper presents the first record of taxonomic composition and abundance of fresh water protozoans from ponds and Gomti River of Lucknow, U.P. India. A total forty seven protozoans were observed, studied thoroughly and identified. Total ten strains of flagellates, sixteen of amoebae, two testaceans; two heliozoans and seventeen different strains of ciliates were observed.
Keywords : Protozoa, Ecology, Food-Chain, Ponds, River Gomti