Ecology of rotifers in Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India

Varghese, Molly and Krishnan, L (2011) Ecology of rotifers in Cochin backwaters, Kerala, India. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 58 (3). pp. 109-115.


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Water and rotifer samples were analysed simultaneously from nine different habitats along Cochin backwaters during the period from August 2000 to July 2002. The correlation coefficients were worked out between rotifers and thirteen environmental characteristics with respect to each station separately as well as in the study area as a whole. Rotifers showed significant positive correlations with nitrite, chlorophyll a, total suspended solids, phosphate and biochemical oxygen demand, in the study area. Station-wise results on correlation along with the levels of significance are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cochin backwaters; Ecology; Rotifers
Subjects: Invertebrata > Rotifer
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 05:03
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51

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