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|Title:||Seasonal variation in the natural growth of Asparagopsis delilei Montagne from the Mandapam region, east coast of India|
|Authors:||Thomas, P C|
|Abstract:||Asparagopsis delilei (= A.taxiformis) grows from August to May in the Mandapam region. The plants attain maximum growth during January-February, when seawater temperature and salinity values are low (27 ᵒ - 28 ᵒ C and 27 - 32 x 10 -3. Spermatangial plants occur earlier (maximum in January) than cystocarpic plants (maximum in May). Falkenbergia phase grows in all months except October and November, and produces tetraspores in March-April. In conclusion, seasonality in occurrence of the 2 phases of the alga, and correlation of its biomass with the environmental factors such as salinity and temperature of seawater are observed.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.19(2) [June 1990]|
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