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Protocols for Collection, Preservation and Enumeration of Diatoms from Aquatic Habitats fro Water Quality Monitoring in India

Karthick, B and Taylor, Jonathan Charles and Mahesh, MK and Ramachandra, TV (2010) Protocols for Collection, Preservation and Enumeration of Diatoms from Aquatic Habitats fro Water Quality Monitoring in India. In: The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Sciences, 3 (1). pp. 25-60.

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Abstract

Diatoms have become important organisms for monitoring freshwaters and their value has been recognised in Europe, American and African continents. If India is to include diatoms in the current suite of bioindicators, then thorough testing of diatom-based techniques is required. This paper provides guidance on methods through all stages of diatom collection from different habitats from streams and lakes, preparation and examination for the purposes of water quality assessment that can be adapted to most aquatic ecosystems in India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Diatoms;Biomonitoring;Diatom-based indices;Water Quality Assessment;Indian Rivers
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2011 09:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41255

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