Physico-chemical conditions and distribution of phytoplankton in the Brass River, Nigeria

  • BL Nyananyo Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, PMB 5323, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • CU Okeke Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, PMB 5323, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • SI Mensah Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Abia State Univeristy, Uturu, Nigeria

Abstract

The physiology, physico-chemical conditions and distribution of phytoplankton in the Brass River, Nigeria has been assessed. The data on physico-chemical conditions revealed a near constant water surface conditions for all the stations sampled. The relative abundance of phytoplankton population of the Brass River system revealed the presence of the following marine phytoplankton families Bacillariophyceae (Bidulphia auria, M. mobiliencesis, B. sinsensis, Skeletonema costatum), Chlorophyceae (Halosphaera ividis), and Dinophyceae (Ceeratium sectum).

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 10(1) 2006: 43-45
Published
2006-06-06
Section
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