Training manual on phytoplankton identification/taxonomy

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
ID Code:5245
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:39
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:39

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