Occurrence of Chlorophyceae members on the soil polluted by sugar factory waste in Sangamner tehsil of Ahmednagar district,Mharashtra.


Patil. Neelima & Satpute. Taramati, ET’s Z. B. Patil College, Dhule – 424002 (MS) India.


Algae are predominantly found in aquatic environment. Some algae grow on soil also. Terrestrial algae can grow on polluted soil may be pollution tolerant or indicators of pollution. Sangamner tehsil is one of the major city of Ahmednagar district and based on agricultural as well as industrial economy. In present investigations Chlorophyceae members were recorded from the soil polluted by sugar factory waste. Total 7 genera and 22 species were recorded during the period July 2017 to June 2018. The species were found throughout the year on the soil where waste water is released after pre-treatment from the sugar factory.