Trophic state indices and Phytoplankton quotients for the Kisumu bay, Lake Victoria

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dc.contributor.author Misiko, Monicah Florence
dc.contributor.author Sitoki, Lewis Morara
dc.contributor.author Gichuki, John
dc.contributor.author Andika, Darius O.
dc.contributor.author Anyona, Nyambane
dc.contributor.author Radull, John
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-17T13:32:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-17T13:32:11Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2313-3740
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.jooust.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1535
dc.description.abstract This study aimed at estimating the Phytoplankton quotients; Bay, and to determine eutrophic levels of the bay. The study was conducted from April 2009 to April 2010. Nutrients and phytoplankton analyses were determined by spectrophotometric and microscopic techniques, respectively. Significantly higher (p<0.05) chlorophyll a concentrations were recorded during the dry season compared to the rainy season. At 57%, Cyanophyceae was the most abundant phyt by Chlorophyceae (28%), Desmidaceae (11%), Bacillariophyceae (4%) and Euglenophyta (1%). Among the Cyanophyceae, the most dominant species were Microcystis sp., Chroococcus sp., Anabaena sp and Cylindrospermopsis sp. Different phytoplankton patterns were observed between the offshore Maboko station and the inshore stations. The mean phytoplankton quotient for Kisumu Bay was estimated to be 4.1, indicating high eutrophic status. from anthropogenic activities, industrial and municipal wastes, and stricter enforcement of the established policies on the quality of discharges is recommended. There is also a need for environmental education and public awareness targeting the lake basin inhabitants to abate pollution in the lake. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Dynamic Network for Research en_US
dc.subject Anthropogenic activities en_US
dc.subject Eutrophication en_US
dc.subject Nutrients en_US
dc.subject Nyanza gulf en_US
dc.subject Trophic en_US
dc.title Trophic state indices and Phytoplankton quotients for the Kisumu bay, Lake Victoria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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