Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 311

Full Length Research Paper

Some fresh water diatoms of Galta kund, Jaipur, India

Rashmi Pareek1, Gajandra Pal Singh1 and Rajesh Singh2
1Algal Biotech Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. India. 2Biology Division, Forensic Science Laboratory, Jaipur, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011


In the present study, fresh water diatoms of Galta kund, Jaipur were investigated between October 2009 and September 2010. Twenty Four species of diatoms were identified from Galta Kund. These species belong to eleven genera namely: Cyclotella (2), Melosira (2),Navicula (4), Achnanthes (2), Amphora (1), Synedra (2), Nitzschia (5), Gomphonema (3),Hantzschia (1), Pinnularia (1) and Fragillaria (1). Diversity indices Shannon-Wiener diversity index (H’), Evenness index (J’) and Berger Parker Dominance (DBP) were calculated. This study concludes that the diatoms attains maximum growth during the winter season and gradually declines in summer to reach its minimum during the rainy season.


Key words: Algae, diatoms, Galta Kund, Rajasthan.