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Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density
Kannan, L.; Vasantha, K. (1992). Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density. Hydrobiologia 247: 77-86
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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Also published as
  • Kannan, L.; Vasantha, K. (1992). Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density, in: Jaccarini, V. et al. (Ed.) The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems: Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Mombasa, Kenya, 24-30 September 1990. Developments in Hydrobiology, 80: pp. 77-86, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Brackish water

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  • Kannan, L.
  • Vasantha, K.

Abstract
    Species richness of phytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals was high. There were 82 species constituted by 67 species of diatoms, 12 species of dinoflagel1ates and 3 species of bluegreen algae. The diatoms formed the bulk with 72% fol1owed by the dinofiagel1ates with 15%, in which there were autochthonous (temporary and permanent) and allochthonous forms. Phytoplankton population density exhibited a wide seasonal fluctuation with the minimum during monsoon and the maximum during summer, suggesting the possible differential influence of various environmental factors.

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