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Research Article

Diversity of Phytoplankton in Different Stations from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India

Babu A*, Varadharajan D, Vengadesh Perumal N, Thilagavathi B, Manikandarajan T, Sampathkumar P and Balasubramanian T

Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai -608 502, Tamil Nadu, India

Corresponding Author:
Babu A
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502
Tamil Nadu, India
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Received Date: July 25, 2013; Accepted Date: August 03, 2013; Published Date: August 08, 2013

Citation: Babu A, Varadharajan D, Vengadesh Perumal N, Thilagavathi B, Manikandarajan T, et al. (2013) Diversity of Phytoplankton in Different Stations from Muthupettai, South East Coast of India. J Marine Sci Res Dev 3:128. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000128

Copyright: © 2013 Babu A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The distributions of phytoplankton and its community structure in relation to physico-chemical parameters in aquaculture discharge waters and adjacent waters of Muthupettai lagoon were studied. Physico-chemical parameters and nutrients concentration were fluctuated depends on the seasonal chances, whereas the total of 101 phytoplankton species were recorded, Among them, 76 species of diatoms (Bacillariophyceae), 17 species of dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae), 5 species of blue greens (Cyanophyceae), 2 species of green algae (Chlorophyceae) and 1 species of silicoflagellates (Chrysophyceae) were recorded, where, Nitzschia seriata, Coscinodiscus centralis, Thalassiothrix frauenfeldii, and Ceratium furca were the most abundant in phytoplankton community. The percentage composition were recorded as Diatom>Dinoflagellates>Blue greens>Greens>Silicoflagellate respectively. The study revealed that there are no effects due to the aquaculture discharge waters for the mangrove ecosystem. This study also revealed seasonal environmental variables and phytoplankton distributions in Muthupettai lagoon.

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