Fouling diatom community with reference to substratum variability in tropical marine environment

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dc.contributor.author Mitbavkar, S.
dc.contributor.author Desai, D.V.
dc.contributor.author Khandeparker, L.
dc.contributor.author Anil, A.C.
dc.contributor.author Wagh, A.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-12T09:27:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-12T09:27:02Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Proc. of US-Pacific Rim Workshop on Emerging Nonmetallic Materials for the Marine Environment, 4.38-4.54p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2076
dc.description.abstract Diatoms are the earliest autotrophic colonizers and are responsible for the major input of energy in the form of reduced carbon to the surfce. However, information regarding the population structure of diatoms in theearly phases of fouling is very limited. In the present study, enumeration of fouling diatom population was carried out by exposing different types of substrata for four consecutive days at the sub-surface level. The study was carried out at Dona Paula bay located at the mouth of the Zuari estuary along the west cost of India. Quantification of the attached organisms from different substrata and from the surrounding environment was carried out microscopically and by the chlorophyll a estimation. navicula sp. was the most abundant form encountered. The paper deals with the qualitative and quantitative aspects of diatom colonization, their community structure, and correlation between the prevailing diatom population in the environment and that in the fouling community
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher US Office of Naval Research
dc.rights Copyright [1997]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject fouling
dc.subject aquatic plants
dc.subject population structure
dc.subject substrate preferences
dc.subject colonization
dc.subject tropical environment
dc.subject biomass
dc.subject correlation
dc.subject Bacillariophyceae
dc.title Fouling diatom community with reference to substratum variability in tropical marine environment
dc.type Conference Article


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