Mineral Culture period
 Feb Mar  Apr
 May Jun Jul 
Ca 567.11 ± 16.71e 972.86 ± 23.27a 858.81 ± 16.54d 745.45 ± 21.30d 783.84 ± 17.89c 741.41 ± 18.08d
Cu 0.29 ± 0.01e 0.46 ± 0.01d 0.34 ± 0.01c 0.47 ± 0.01d 0.67 ± 0.01a 0.31 ± 0.01d
Fe 8.15 ± 0.18a 3.70 ± 0.08d 3.16 ± 0.04f 6.20 ± 0.14d 3.39 ± 0.08e 4.46 ± 0.09c
K 3325.83 ± 83.43c 3516.51 ± 111.07d 4158.54 ± 99.29a 3554.55 ± 80.98d 3578.28 ± 95.21d 3165.47 ± 67.11d
Mg 630.63 ± 17.51c 592.81 ± 11.93d 606.55 ± 17.32cd 887.89 ± 20.04a 821.58 ± 17.91d 794.79 ± 12.45d
Mn 0.44 ± 0.01d 0.70 ± 0.02d 0.69 ± 0.02d 0.68 ± 0.02 d 0.86 ± 0.02a 0.55 ± 0.01c
Na 1209.21 ± 32.09d 1440.73 ± 39.94a 1361.45 ± 30.09d 1285.19 ± 26.22c 1253.65 ± 28.78cd 1204.93 ± 29.30d
Zn 1.65 ± 0.04e 2.34 ± 0.05c 2.19 ± 0.05d 2.76 ± 0.07d 0.37 ± 0.01f 3.04 ± 0.04a
Total 5,743.31 ± 120.58c 6,530.11 ± 156.09d 6,991.73 ± 211.17a 6,483.19 ± 154.05d 6,442.64 ± 151.48d 5,914.96 ± 126.98c
aValues represent means ± standard error (n=3). Mean values in the same row followed by different letters differ significantly (p<0.05).
Table 8: Seasonal variation of mineral contents in the dried sea tangle (S. japonica) cultured at Kijang areaa.
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