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Direct Research Journal of Public Health and Environmental Technology (DRJPHET):Vol. 2 (3), pp. 21-29, September, 2017
ISSN 4372-2603

Identification of Planktons (Zooplankton and Phytoplankton) behind Girls’ Hostel University of Abuja, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA16925432763
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJPHET.2017.2763

Original Research Article


Erondu, C. J. and Solomon, R. J*.


Department of Biological Science,  Faculty of Science, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail: johnsol2004@yahoo.com.


date Received: August 2, 2017     date Accepted: September 6, 2017     date Published: September 12, 2017

Abstract

The major aim of this study was to determine the quality of the water reservoir behind the girls’ hostel, University of Abuja. Planktons including zooplankton are the animal plankton (e.g. include the larval stages of most fish species and arthropods as well as animals that remain plankton for their entire existence) while phytoplanktons are the plant plankton (e.g Sea weeds, algae, diatoms and dino flagellates). This study was carried out over a period of three months between May and July 2016. A total of 444 Species belongs to phytoplankton in which 53 Bacillariophyta, 173 chlorohyta, 213 cyanophyta and 5 euglenophyta while 59 Species belonging to zooplankton of which 35 are copepods, 14 rotifers and 10 ciliophora. Simple percentage tables bar chart and pie chart was used to analyze the data. The findings reveal that the reservoir water contains lots of planktons in the reservoir.


Key words: Zooplankton, Phytoplankton, and Dino flagellates