The relationship between aquatic macrophytes and water quality in Nta-Wogba Stream, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Uedeme-Naa, B. and Gabriel, U.U. and Akinrotimi, O.A. (2011) The relationship between aquatic macrophytes and water quality in Nta-Wogba Stream, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science , 5(2), pp. 6-16.

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Abstract

An empirical survey of macrophytes distribution and biomass from four stations, along Nta-wogba stream in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, was conducted between April and December 2007, to quantify the relationship between biomass, in stream nutrients and dissolved ions. The correlation analysis indicated that the biomass of the aquatic macrophytes under consideration, Einochloa pyramidalis; Diplazum sammatii; Cyperus difformis; Alternathera sessilis and Ludwigia decurrens were significantly (P<0.05) related to the nutrients: sulphate, ammonium; nitrate, and phosphate in all the stations. The measurement of total dissolved solid, which is correlated to ionic concentrations and turbidity, provided a rough indication of in stream light availability.

Item Type: Article
Title: The relationship between aquatic macrophytes and water quality in Nta-Wogba Stream, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Uedeme-Naa, B.
Gabriel, U.U.
Akinrotimi, O.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 6-16
Date: 2011
ISSN: 2141-4246
Contact Email Address: managingeditor.olawale71@gmail.com
Issuing Agency: Wilolud Journals
Uncontrolled Keywords: macrophytes;water quality;aquatic environment;stream; dissolved ions
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 7320
Depositing User: Mr Francis Abulude
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 09:25
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 11:03
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7320

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