Gopinathan, C P and Rajagopalan, M and Kaladharan, P and Prema, D (2007) Training manual on phytoplankton identification/taxonomy. Manual. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi.
The term 'plankton' was coined by Victor Hensen in 1887, denotes collectively all free floating and suspended bodies, both plants and animals, living or dead, that essentially move passively in a body of water. The phytoplankters are the microscopic plant life of the sea, which constitute the primary producers synthesizing the basic food. It belongs to the class Algae, which besides chlorophylls posses other characteristic pigments. The important components of phytoplankton are Diatoms (Bacillariophyceae), Dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae), Blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae), Phytoflagellates (Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Haptophyceae, Cryptophyceae) and Nannoplankters (Chlorella, Nannochloropsis etc.). In addition to these, two other Classes namely Silicoflagellates and Coccolithophores also belong to the category of phytoplankton.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Manual)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Training manual; phytoplankton identification; taxonomy; CMFRI|
|Subjects:||Marine Biology > Phytoplanktons|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2010 06:09|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:31|
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