Chroococcales in river Ganga at Jajmau Ghat, Kanpur
Archana Singh*, Vijay Tiwari and Jitendra Mohan
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Abstract: Kanpur is one of the highly polluted cities of Uttar Pradesh, India. The north boundary of the city is made by the river Ganga. The river receives domestic and sewage waste from the city with cremation of human bodyalong its banks and shows high degree of pollution. In Jajmau a cluster of industrial units (mostly tanneries) dischargedtheir industrial wastes in river Ganga which caused the higher degree of water pollution in here. This polluted water fevers the growth of Cyanobacteria.
Fig.: A, Microcystis aeruginosa; B, Microcystis flos-aquae; C, Chroococcus minutus; D, C. varius; E, C. minor; F, Aphanocapsa grevillei; G, A. Montana; H, Aphanothece microscopica; I, Coelosphaerium kuetzingianum.