Photosynthetic pigment of marine algae from Mandapam coast

Jayasankar, Reeta and Ramalingam, J R (1993) Photosynthetic pigment of marine algae from Mandapam coast. Seaweed Research and Utilisation , 16 (1&2). pp. 41-43.



Thirty species of marine algae collected from different localities of Mandapam coast (Gulf of Mannar) were analyse!! for their photosynthetic pigments suct. as chlorophyll and carotenoids. The lowest value. of chlorophyll as well as carotenoids content were found in Rhodophyceae. The grouping and separation of algae based on coloration has been practiced for over 100 years (Harvey, 1841). Pigments such as chlorophyll and carotenoids play important roles in photosynthesis. Several studies have been conducted in the algal pigment by Ramus el al. (1976); Brody el al. (1959); Jones el at. (1965) and Waaland el al. (1974). As there is no detailed work in this line on India.l seaweeds, the present study.of thirty species of marine algae belonging to Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta from Mandapam coast has been carried out.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Photosynthetic pigment; marine algae; Mandapam coast
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7059
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:21 Jan 2011 12:38
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