Some Biological Characteristics of River Yamuna at Agra


  • Amita Sarkar Department of Zoology, Agra College, Agra-282002, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Microflora, Microfauna, Zooplankton, Phytoplankton, Algae


The biological characteristics of the River Yamuna at Agra were studied in terms of Planktons. It was found that Yamuna waters have a distribution of planktons; phytoplanktonic forms (microflora) and zooplanktonic forms (microfauna), bottom and marginal fauna and fish fauna at different sampling stations. The microflora and microfauna have been described here. It was found that mostly the microflora is represented by the members of three main families of algae viz. Chlorophyceae, Myxophyceae and Bacillariophyceae in the Yamuna River waters at different sampling stations. The microfauna is represented by the planktonic forms of Protozoa, Rotifera and Crustaceans.


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Sarkar, A. (2011). Some Biological Characteristics of River Yamuna at Agra. Advances in BioScience, 2(3), 73–78. Retrieved from