Studies on diatoms along the South west coast of India in Relation to the hydrological Parameters

Bindhu, K B (2006) Studies on diatoms along the South west coast of India in Relation to the hydrological Parameters. PhD thesis, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.

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Abstract

The distribution and abundance of diatoms along the South west coast of India in relation to the hydrological parameters was studied by selecting three stations namely, Thalassery, Cochin and V izhinj am. The present study has been carried out with a view to study the diatoms of selected areas along the south west coast of India in relation to the hydrographic factors. Qualitative and quantitative studies were made along the nearshore and inshore areas following the standard procedures. Regression analysis was also conducted to study the various factors contributing the growth of diatoms along the near shore and inshore areas of the three selected stations. It was found that the hydrological parameters showed fluctuation from season to season and within season. Diatoms along the nearshore areas showed abundance and dominance during the monsoon season followed by the post monsoon season, while that along the inshore areas are having the highest dominance and abundance during post monsoon followed by monsoon season. The regression analysis indicates that the diatom population was contributed by different factors at different stations indicating that they are all independent. 133

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Gopinathan, C P
Uncontrolled Keywords:diatoms; South west coast; hydrological Parameters
Subjects:Theses
Marine Biology > Marine benthos
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7565
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 12:55
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 12:43

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