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Title: Diversity and composition of phytoplankton around Jaitapur coast, Maharashtra, India
Authors: Khot, Mayura
Sivaperumal, P.
Jadhav, Neeta
Chakraborty, S.K.
Pawase, Anil
Jaiswar, A.K.
Keywords: Jaitapur;Proposed nuclear power plant;Phytoplankton;Bloom;Trichodesmium erythraeum
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The average phytoplankton density was observed to be highest during post-monsoon at inshore as well as offshore stations. Overall phytoplankton was comprised of Bacillariophyceae (81.4%), Dinophyceae (12%), Chrysophyceae (3%), Cyanophyceae (1.8%), Desmophyceae (2.9%) and Chlorophyceae (3.9%). A total of 86 species of phytoplankton belonging to 56 genera and 6 classes were recorded from offshore and inshore stations. A massive bloom of cyanobacteria Trichodesmium erythraeum was also sighted during the winter season. Dinoflagellates showed a peak during monsoon at inshore stations. Maximum values of diversity indices were recorded during winter at offshore and during pre-monsoon at inshore stations.
Page(s): 2429-2441
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(12) [December 2018]

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