Seasonal variation in the elemental composition of Gracilaria species of the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu coast

Jayasankar, Reeta and Paliwal, Kailash (2002) Seasonal variation in the elemental composition of Gracilaria species of the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu coast. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 24 (1). pp. 55-59.

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Abstract

Seasonal variation of the different cations such as Sodium (Na+) , Potassium (K+), Magnesium (Mg++), Calcium (Ca++) and Iron (Fe++) was analysed in three species of Gracilaria of Gulf of Mannar from August, 1994 to July, 1995. Significant interspecific variation in the elemental composition was observed. G.crassa showed higher concentration of Magnesium, Calcium and Iron whereas Sodium and Potassium dominated in G.edulis. Accumulation of cation content was high during March in G.crassa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seasonal variation; elemental composition; Gracilaria species; Gulf of Mannar; Tamil Nadu
Subjects: Aquaculture
Algae
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 10:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:47
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8061

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