Diversity of phytoplankton in vembanad lake Kerala, Southeast coast of India.

Authors(1) :-C. Udayakumar

Phytoplankton samples were collected at monthly intervals from the surface waters of the study areas. Phytoplankton samples were collected by towing a plankton net (mouth diameter 0.35 m) made of bolting silk (No.30, mesh size 48 µm) for half an hour at one nautical mile speed. After the net operation was over, some plankton that remains on the gauze was washed into the bucket using water. Then the concentrated plankton samples were transferred in to a clean polythene container with 5% neutralized formalin as preservatives and used for qualitative analysis. In the present study total number of 74 species of phytoplankton was observed phytoplankton in the study area.

Authors and Affiliations

C. Udayakumar
CAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai. Tamil Nadu, India

Phytoplankton, Bolting Silk, Polythene Container, Formalin And Qualitative Analysis

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 226-229
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173673
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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C. Udayakumar, " Diversity of phytoplankton in vembanad lake Kerala, Southeast coast of India., International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.226-229, September-October.2017
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