Contribution of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Water Bodies to Taxonomy, Distribution and Diversity of Phytoplankton within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

Ewebiyi F.O, Appah. J, Ajibade. G.A


The physico-chemical parameters in Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) stream, Government Technical College (GTC) stream and  school of agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) dam, Mando  in Kaduna State, Nigeria were studied for a period of six months (November 2012 to April 2013) using standard sampling methods. The research is aimed at assessing the physico-chemical parameters of some micro environments within Kaduna metropolis. Temperature, transparency and pH were recorded in-situ. Dissolved oxygen (DO), Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), Total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity (EC), phosphate and nitrate. The study showed remarkable variations of physico – chemical parameters and significant difference in the sampling sites (p < 0.05). The values obtained fell within permissible range for domestic and pisciculture.

Keywords: Physico-chemical parameters, water bodies, Kaduna, Nigeria.

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