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Ecologia
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 114-122
DOI: 10.3923/ecologia.2012.114.122
 
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Survey of Phytoplankton in the Bauchi and Yobe States Segments of the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands, Northeastern Nigeria

Y. Tanimu, F.A. Tiseer, O.F. Ati and A.U. Ezealor

Abstract:
A survey of Phytoplankton in the segments of the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands that falls into Bauchi and Yobe states, Nigeria was carried out in November 2010 using standard methods. Samples were collected from four sampling stations on the catchment of the three major rivers (Hadejia, Jama’are and Yobe) in the wetlands. Species of phytoplankton belonging to the Bacillariophyta (diatoms), Chlorophyta (green algae) and Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) were observed from the samples. The Palmer pollution and Shannon-Wiener diversity indices indicated that the water quality in the wetlands is moderately polluted. Cluster Analysis showed similarities in the abundance and diversity of phytoplankton in the three rivers. The diatoms of the Jama’are River being more similar to those of the Hadejia River than that of the Yobe River while the green algae and cyanobacteria of the Yobe River and Hadejia River were more similar in comparison to those of the Jama’are River.
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How to cite this article:

Y. Tanimu, F.A. Tiseer, O.F. Ati and A.U. Ezealor, 2012. Survey of Phytoplankton in the Bauchi and Yobe States Segments of the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands, Northeastern Nigeria. Ecologia, 2: 114-122.

DOI: 10.3923/ecologia.2012.114.122

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ecologia.2012.114.122

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