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Protozoa merupakan makhluk hidup uniseluler yang membutuhkan kelembaban yang tinggi

di habitat manapun. Sebagian besar protozoa hidup bebas di perairan, baik di air tawar, laut
maupun payau. Tujuan dari penelitian yaitu mengidentifikasi keanekaragaman protozoa dan
melakukan kajian potensi protozoa sebagai bioindikator untuk menentukan kualitas perairan di
kawasan Sendang Made Desa Made Kecamatan Kudu Kabupaten Jombang. Penelitian ini
merupakan penelitian deskriptif dengan metode yang digunakan adalah identifikasi dan kajian
pustaka. Penelitian ini dilaksanakan di kompleks Sendang Made Desa Made Kecamatan Kudu
Kabupaten Jombang pada bulan September 2016 sampai dengan Januari 2017. Berdasarkan
hasil identifikasi protozoa pada sampel air dari kawasan tersebut ditemukan 6 genus, terdiri
atas Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Manilela, Monodontophyra, Vorticella dan Euglena.
Keberadaan protozoa yang hidup di kawasan Sendang Made, khususnya Paramecium,
menunjukkan bahwa perairan tersebut dapat dikatakan baik, karena Paramecium memiliki
mekanisme self-purification untuk membersihkan perairan yang tercemar, sehingga dapat
menjadi bioindikator kualitas perairan di Kawasan Sendang Made.

Protozoa are unicellular organisms who needed high humidity in any habitat. Mainly
protozoa are free-living in waters, like in freshwater, ocean, or brackish. The purposes of this
research were identified protozoa diversity and investigated the potential of protozoa as a
bioindicator for determined waters quality at Sendang Made area Desa Made Kecamatan Kudu
Kabupaten Jombang. This research was descriptive research with identification and studied of
literature methods. This research was conducted at the Sendang Made area, Kudu, Jombang in
September 2016 until January 2017. Based on the protozoa identification results in the water
sample from that area showed that 6 genus was found, composed of Paramecium, Tetrahymena,
Manilela, Monodontophyra, Vorticella, and Euglena. The existence of protozoa that lived at
Sendang Made area, specially Paramecium, showed that the waters could be said to be good
because Paramecium had self-purification mechanism for cleaned the contaminated waters, so
could be a bioindicator waters quality at Sendang Made area.