Ashok Verma

Ashok Verma
Govt. Post Graduate College Saidabad Prayagraj · Zoology

M. Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph. D., D.Sc.

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Biodiversity conservation, Limnology and Fish Biology

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An investigation was carried out on the population dynamics of crustacean parasites of Indian major carps and Exotic carps and the effect of these parasites on the erythrocytes, thrombocytes and lecuocytes counts, as well as serum glucose and protein levels in Cultivable freshwater species. Out of 150 examined fishes 35 fishes were found infected w...
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In the present scenario, microplastics (MPs) are emitted into the environment either directly from the use of cosmetic products or indirectly from the decomposition of big plastic items. These are commonly found in aquatic environments and amongst the most serious threats to freshwater ecosystems. Plastic components are broken down into the small f...
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Invasive alien species are species that are introduced into new areas and, once there, are able to adapt, become established, reproduce and spread, colonising the environment, creating new populations and impacting on biodiversity, health and the economy. Invasive alien species can transform the structure and species composition of ecosystems by do...
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Biodiversity threats are one of the major concerns of today's intellectuals. These threats arise due to environmental problems that appear both due to natural processes as well as anthropogenic activities. Human activities that affect biodiversity are in fact critical environmental issues. These not only adversely affect humans but also other forms...
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This paper deals with the acute toxicity of Sugar factory effluent on freshwater catfish, Mystus vittatus (Bloch), at different concentration and duration of exposure on the mortality and ethological alterations. The LC 50 for 96 hours of sugar factory effluent for Mystus vittatus was 3.10% (v/v). The result also revealed that mortality rate depend...
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Organophosphorous pesticides are mainly used to destroy harmful insects or pests which infect agricultural field, forests and houses. Increasing amount of agricultural, domestic and industrial chemicals into the aquatic environment lead to deleterious effects on the aquatic organisms. The biochemical study is recognized as a valuable tool for evalu...
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Earth's climate is always changing and the world is heating up. The increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are causing the planet's climate system to retain more energy and therefore global warming. The main cause of global warming is anthropogenic. As a consequence, the dangers become big for our native plants, ani...
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Fishes are very important aquatic components and play a vital role in food wed. An attempt has been made to study the fish fauna naturally occurring in Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The survey was focussed mainly on fish biodiversity and undertaken during July, 2020 to June, 2021. The results of the present study reveal o...
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Bangladesh is very rich in aquatic fauna with a biodiversity. The present study, conducted during 2015 to 2019, recorded a total number of 131 species (104 fish, 09 prawn, 01 snail, 04 crabs, and 13 turtles) belonging to 26 families were identified from the Mogra River and its flood plain. About ten types of fishing gears, different crafts, hook an...
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The present investigation was designed to study the effect of sublethal concentration of paper mill effluent on the total protein and amino acid contents in muscles, liver and gill of Channa punctatus after exposure to 96 hours. A significant decrease in protein content with increase in amino acids content in muscles, liver and gill of effluent exp...
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The Indian Sarus crane (Grus antigone antigone) is a monogamous, graceful water bird, well known as an eternal symbol of unconditional love, devotion and good fortune with a high degree of marital fidelity. Its occurrence represents a healthy wetland ecosystem. A systematic study was conducted from June 2019 to May 2020 in the villages adjoining th...
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Water pollution is a major problem in modern life. Almost all the heavy metals are toxic at higher concentrations and some are lethalat very low concentration. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element present in water, food and soil, but now-a-days this element is one of the rapidly emerging serious environmental pollutants; released into the envir...
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Sawan Nallah is a small lotic water body of Balrampur, U.P., India, which received semi treated effluents of sugar factory and distillery as well as municipal / domestic waste. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the toxic impact of these industrial and domestic wastes on water quality of Sawan nallaha and its toxic effect on fish...
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Earth's climate is always changing and the world is heating up. The increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are causing the planet’s climate system to retain more energy and therefore global warming. The main cause of global warming is anthropogenic. As a consequence, the dangers become big for our native plants, ani...
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The harmful effect of any pollutant which entered into water bodies can be assessed by investigating the health of aquatic fauna. The present investigation was aimed to study the effect of sublethal concentration of chlorpyrifos on glycogen, protein and lipids and nucleic acids contents in different tissues of freshwater cat fish, Heteropneustes fo...
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Biological diversity or biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth, comprising millions of plants, animals, microorganisms and the genes they contain. It simply means the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments or the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat. Environmental eth...
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Solid waste management, which is already a mammoth task in India, is becoming more complicated by the invasion of e-waste, particularly computer waste. The hazardous content of these e-waste materials pose a threat to human health and environment. This article highlights the hazards of e-wastes, the need for its appropriate management and options t...
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The present study was undertaken to record the diversity of Balapur pond of the Prayagraj district of Uttar Pradesh with special reference to vertebrates and angiosperms. The Balapur pond was surveyed in detail once in a month for a period of one year from January 2018 to December 2018. The survey reflects a rich and flourishing biodiversity of the...
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Biological classification is the scientific procedure of arranging the organisms in a hierarchical series of groups and sub-groups on the basis of their similarities and dissimilarities. Many biologists have contributed to this method of classification, which took years for researchers to decide the most fundamental characteristics for the classifi...
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The effect of heavy metal, arsenic on organic reserve of liver of a cat fish, Mystus vittatus at different sublethal concentration (10%, 20% and 30%) of arsenic trioxide at different time intervals of 10, 20 and 30 days was studied. Authors found a decrease in pyruvic acid, nucleic acid contents and aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotrans...
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Zooplanktons occupy a central position in the food web of aquatic ecosystem. They being integral part, contribute significantly the biological productivity of the fresh water ecosystem. The present investigation was undertaken to study the monthlies changes in the density and diversity of Zooplankton in Guthia Taal, a wetland of Bahraich district o...
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Present study was undertaken to find out the physico-chemical characteristics of paper mill effluents and their impact on mortality, behavior and morphology of fish, Channa punctatus. The result of physico-chemical characteristics of treated effluents showed that pH, EC, chloride and phenolic compound are within the permissible limit but colour, or...
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Perennial Balapur Pond was surveyed and studied to assess the conservation status of reptiles, birds and mammals naturally occurring in and around it. The survey was conducted from January 2018 to June 2019. During entire survey, a total of 7 species of reptiles, 11 species of birds and 8 species of mammals were identified. Among reptilian species...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations (10% and 30%) of heavy metal, arsenic on the total protein and amino acid contents in liver and muscles of Mystus vittatus after exposure to 30 days. A significant decreased in protein content and significant increased in amino acids content in liver and mus...
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Birds are oviparous vertebrates and their egg laying property is more or less associated with nest construction. Our present survey and exploration were conducted during two breeding seasons from June 2014-July 2015 to find out the selective behaviour of Indian Sarus Crane in constructing the nests in and around Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi Ut...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations (10% and 30%) of heavy metal, arsenic on the total carbohydrate and glycogen content of liver and muscles of Mystus vittatus after exposure to 30 days. A significant reduction in total carbohydrate and glycogen content of liver and muscles in arsenic exposed...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations (10% and 30%) of heavy metal, arsenic on the haematological profile, condition factor, hepatosomatic and gonadosomatic index of Mystus vittatus after exposure to 30 days. The present study shows that the haematological parameters viz, RBCs count, haemoglobin...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the anomalies in biochemical constituents of kidney of Mystus vittatus after exposure to sublethal concentrations (10%, 20% and 30%) for the period of 30 days. The present study, both lower and higher sublethal concentrations of arsenic exposed Mystus vittatus showed a significant decrease in gly...
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The present survey is conducted to study the distribution of fishes naturally occurring in Balapur pond of Prayagraj. The survey was conducted during a period of one year from Jan 2018 to Dec 2018 and focussed mainly on distribution and diversity of fishes. A total of 12 species of fishes belonging to 11 genera, 7 families and 4 orders were identif...
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The Sarus crane (Grus antigone) is the world's tallest flying bird. This is the only resident and non-migratory breeding crane of Indian subcontinent. The sarus is well known as an eternal symbol of unconditional love, devotion and good fortune with high degree of marital fidelity as they pair for lifelong. This bird is now globally threatened due...
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Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is the largest living bird of the World but it is flightless and restricted to Africa. World's tallest flying aquatic bird is sarus crane, Grus antigone, which is monogamous, non-migratory and only resident breeding crane of Indian sub continent. It prefers to inhabit open wet and dry grasslands, agriculture fields, marsh...
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Five kingdom system of biological classification was proposed. These kingdoms were: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. The history of kingdom system started, laid the foundation of modern biological classification by classifying the organisms into two kingdoms namely Plantae and Animalia. The two kingdom system were followed by three, f...
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Moral principles define the responsibility of a particular person towards the environment. These principles, the environmental ethics establish the ethical relationship between human beings and the natural environment. The resources on earth are limited and belong to all the species that exist in nature. Though humans have right to draw their requi...
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The purpose of present study is to understand the hydrobiological properties of Muntjibpur pond. The study was conducted during all the three seasons over a period of one year from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014. Various hydrobiological parameters viz, temperature, pH, transparency, DO and BOD are analyzed with the help of hydrobiological kits and standard c...
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Sustainable Development means 'meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'. It is a very complex and broad based concept that incorporates following principles, which are directly or indirectly applicable to developmental activities: (a) economic sustainability, (b) ecological sus...
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Protozoans are single celled organisms found worldwide in most habitats. Most species are free living, but some are parasitic. These are microscopic unicellular eukaryotes that have a relatively complex internal structure and carry out complex metabolic activities. Initially protozoans were kept in phylum Protozoa under kingdom Animalia as per clas...
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The ecological balance is a stable state between all plants and animals in an ecosystem and destabilization of this stable state is ecological imbalance that in turn exerts serious threats to widespread nature of biodiversity. The ecological balance is sustained by the cyclic flow of materials from abiotic environment to the biosphere and then back...
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The Indian sarus crane, Grus antigone antigone is the 'State Bird' of Uttar Pradesh. It is the monogamous, non-migratory and world's tallest flying bird. This is the only resident breeding crane of Indian sub continent, prefers open habitat like marsh areas, abundantly irrigated paddy fields, grass land and wetland. It has been categorised globally...
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The present study described the length-weight relationship and condition factors of 14 fish species, belonging to 8 families of 6 orders of ecological and economic importance, found in Baghel Taal. Total 511 fishes were caught by local fishing gears from Sept.2016 to Aug.2017 randomly. The slope (b) values obtained of the fish species ranged from 2...
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Present study is aimed to analyze the hydrobiological properties of Balapur pond. The study was conducted during all the three seasons over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018. Different hydrobiological parameters viz, temperature, transparency, pH, BOD and DO are analyzed with the help of hydrobiological kits and standard chemical m...
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Carolus Linnaeus (1735) laid the foundation of modern biological classification by classifying the organisms into two kingdoms namely Plantae and Animalia. This was now referred as Two Kingdom System. The Two Kingdom System was followed by three, four and five kingdom systems respectively. Presently three domain system having six kingdoms are in ex...
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Environmental change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. In spite of all their efforts to restore the nature during the last few decades, humans could only move a few steps forward, not up to the commendable extent. But during the last few months, consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have successfully recovered the environment to...
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Alwara Lake is located in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. This lake is one of the perennial wetland (water logged area), biota of which is influenced by several physico-chemical parameters. The said lake has a vast dynamic landscape which is created by annual flooding of adjacent river Yamuna. In this water ecosystem, phytoplankton is major pr...
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Biodiversity or biological diversity refers to the variety of life on Earth, comprising millions of plants, animals, microorganisms and the genes they contain. It simply means the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments or the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat. The biodiversity...
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An effective attempt was made to study the conservation status of the fishes naturally occurring in perennial pond of Khanwari village of Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. The study was conducted during all the 12 months of year 2015. During exploration, a total of 27 species of fishes belonging to 19 genera, 15 families and 8 orders were identi...
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India has varied climate and terrain and characterised by at least 10 distinct bio-geographical regions, supports a huge variety of forest types and harbours three global terrestrial biodiversity hot spots. Most of the terrestrial biodiversity now resides in the forest, as other terrestrial habitats have lost their natural state. An impressive prot...
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Present investigation has made an attempt to assess the physico-chemical status of water of two natural perennial fishery ponds of Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh, India and also established the variations in the diversity of aquatic insects of the study areas. The physico-chemical parameters values obtained are in the range of international st...
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Environment is the sum total of conditions in which an organism has to maintain its life process in order to survive. It consists of matter and energy. The interaction of matter and energy forms a system of abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living) components. All organisms including humans are parts of biotic components. Society is a group of peopl...
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The effect of heavy metal, arsenic on changes in total oxygen consumption at different sublethal concentration and different time intervals of 10, 20 and 30 days was studied in a fresh water teleostean cat fish, Mystus vittatus (Bloch). The average oxygen consumption by this fish in normal water was 0.614 ml/g/hr in control. The glycogen, protein,...
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Balapur pond was studied to find out the conservation status of the fishes and amphibians naturally occurring in it. The survey was conducted from January 2018 to December 2018. During exploration, a total of 12 species of fishes belonging to 11 genera, 7 families and 4 orders and 2 species of amphibians belonging to 2 genera, 2 families and one or...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations (10% and 30%) of heavy metal, arsenic on the serum metabolites, serum enzyme activity and serum electrolytes of Mystus vittatus after exposure to 30 days. The present study shows that serum metabolites such as glucose, protein and bilirubin were significantl...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations (10% and 30%) of heavy metal, arsenic on the activity of alkaline and acid phosphatases enzyme in liver and muscles of Mystus vittatus after exposure to 30 days. A significant decreased has been observed in alkaline and acid phosphatases level in liver and m...
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The present study is designed to analyze the population of Indian Sarus Crane (Grus antigone antigone) in and around the Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh) India in 8 consecutive years from 2012 to 2019. The sarus crane is the only resident and non-migratory breeding crane of Indian subcontinent. This bird is now globally threatened...
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Khanwari village is located in block and tahsil of Sirathu of Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. This village was surveyed and studied in detail once in a month for the period from Jan 2017 to Dec 2017. The survey indicates a rich higher chordate biodiversity of the said village Khanwari. The notable vertebrate diversity includes 19 genera of fis...
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Muntjibpur village is located in Pratapur block of Prayagraj, a holy district of Uttar Pradesh. This village was surveyed and studied in detail once in a month for the period from Jan 2017 to Jun 2018. The survey indicates a rich vertebrate biodiversity of the said village Muntjibpur. The notable vertebrate diversity includes 12 genera of fishes, 2...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations of phorate, on the haematological parametes of Channa punctatus (Bloch) after exposure to 15 days. The present study shows the alternation in haematological parameter such as significant decrease in RBC counts, Hb %, thrombocytes, PCV %, MCHC, MCH, MCV, mono...
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The present study deals with the aquatic insects survey conducted from March 2018 to May 2018 in Semara Taal. This study enumerated 20 different species belonging to 6 orders and 19 families. Order Hemiptera represent the highest number of species (8 genera) followed by Diptera (4 genera), Coleoptera (3 genera), Odonta (2 genera), Ephemeroptera (2...
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The Indian sarus crane Grus antigone antigone is the world's graceful and tallest flying bird. It is a non-migratory and only resident breeding crane of Indian sub continent. It has been declared as 'State Bird' by Government of Uttar Pradesh. Pairing of the bird for life long and legendry marital devotion of the species has earned its global popul...
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Almost every ecosystem maintains its own environmental insurance system. In order to maintain this system, an ecosystem needs three kinds of diversity: biological, genetic and functional. Biological diversity refers to the richness of species in a particular area; genetic diversity refers a way for a particular species to adapt itself to changing e...
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An attempt was made to find the ichthyo-diversity of Muntjibpur pond of Allahabad. Systematic surveys were conducted during a period of one year. A total of 13 species of fishes belonging to 12 genera, 8 families and 5 orders were identified. Siluriformes order is represented by 5 genera and 5 species while Cypriniformes order by 4 genera and 5 spe...
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Muntjibpur pond was studied to find out the conservation status of the fishes naturally occurring in it. The survey was conducted from July 2014 to June 2015. During exploration, a total of 13 species of fishes belonging to 12 genera, 8 families and 5 orders were identified. As per latest version of IUCN Red List, out of 13 species of fishes identi...
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The present communication is a firsthand observation indicating the innate faculty of recognition of healing potential of wild herbs by Indian garden lizard (Calotes versicolor). It testimonies the age old therapeutic property of holy basil plant (Ocimum sanctum) as: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, and anti-sp...
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Sarus crane is the only resident breeding crane in India. They prefer open habitat like marsh areas, irrigated paddy fields, grass land and river banks. These areas suit them for foraging, roosting and nesting. These cranes are omnivorous birds, feeding aquatic plants, seeds, roots, tubers, crustaceans, insects, molluscs, fishes, frogs, reptiles an...
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An attempt was made to study the conservation status of the fishes naturally occurring in Alwara Lake, located in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. The survey was undertaken during all the 12 months of year 2014. During exploration, a total of 89 species of fishes belonging to 45 genera, 23 families and 9 orders were identified. As per latest ve...
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An attempt has been made to study the fish fauna naturally occurring in Alwara lake of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. The survey was focussed mainly on fish biodiversity and undertaken during all the 12 months of year 2014. A total of 89 species of fishes belonging to 45 genera, 21 families and 9 orders were identified. Cyprinidae were found mo...
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Present investigation is an attempt to assess the correlation between physico Alwara taal of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. This taal (lake) has a vast dynamic landscape due to its wide openness, large standing water and extreme seasonal variations with huge biodiversity. The members of chlorophyceae group have been found dominant and determina...
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Sarus crane is a monogamous bird and well known as an eternal symbol of unconditional love, devotion and good fortune. Its occurrence represents a healthy wetland ecosystem. These cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds belonging to family: Gruidae, order: Gruiformes, class: Aves and phylum: Chordata. Indian Sarus Crane, Grus antigone a...
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Indian Sarus Crane, Grus antigone antigone (Linnaeus, 1758) is the largest of the crane species found in India. As such the authors have initiated a public awareness campaign since 2011 to save and conserve this species from becoming extinct. The present study concerns the survey of Indian Sarus Crane in and around Alwara lake of District Kaushambi...
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Sarus crane is the symbol of a healthy wetland ecosystem. It is the only resident breeding crane in India. These birds prefer open habitat like marsh areas, abundantly irrigated paddy fields, grassland and river banks. These areas suit them for foraging, roosting and nesting. Moreover, they are omnivorous, eating insects (especially grasshoppers),...
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The Alwara lake is a part of village Alwara, which is located in Sarsawan block of Manjhanpur tahsil of Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. This lake is a natural perennial wetland. It is surrounded by agricultural fields and connected to the river Yamuna and covers about more than 400 hectares. In this lake, the water level falls during summer an...
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The sarus crane is well known for its ability to live in association with humans, inhabiting open, cultivated, well watered plains, marshlands and lakes. The best common site for sarus crane population growth is areas mixed with natural wetlands in the landscape and traditional major crop sites including paddy fields. These areas suit them for fora...
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District Kaushambi of Uttar Pradesh comprises a vast range of flora and fauna and wetlands including Alwara lake due to heavy rainfall and floodwater from the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Being a part of Indo-Gangetic plain, its biodiversity indices of both aquatic as well as inland biota are noticeable. Among twin rivers mainly Yamuna influences the l...
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The seasonal changes in zooplankton population of Alwara lake Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh from January 2012 to December 2012 was determined. In the study period authors have recorded 24 species of which, 10 species belong to Rotifera, 6 species belong to Cladocera, 5 species belong to Copepoda and 3 species of Ostracoda. Among zooplankton, rotifer was...
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The present investigation has been designed to study the effect of sublethal concentrations of Chlorpyrifos, on the haematological parametes of Heteropnetues fossilis (Bloch) after exposure to 96 hours. The present study shows the alternation in haematological parameter such as significant decrease in RBC counts, Hb %, thrombocytes, monocytes %, eo...

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