Radhakrishnan, E V and Gore, P S and Raveendran, O and Unnithan, R V (1979) Microbial decomposition of the floating weed Salvinia molesta Aublet in Cochin backwaters. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 8 (3). pp. 170-174.
From the live and decomposing S. molesta 13 strains of bacteria were isolated and the growth promoting effect of the weed extract in various concentrations in 5 selected strains of bacteria and a mixed culture was studied. Turbidity measurements gave maximum percentaae transmission in 5 % extract. Dry weight loss of dried weed in the laboratory was 20 and 25 % after to and 25 days of incubation respectively. Yield efficiency of 3 bacterial strains calculated for 48 hr was 20%. The results suggest the potential value of this primary source of organic material in the food web of Cocbin backwater.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Microbial decomposition; floating weed; Salvinia molesta Aublet; Cochin backwaters|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity|
|Depositing User:||Arun Surendran|
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2011 07:26|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:43|
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