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Microalgae Richness and Assemblage of Man-Made Solar Saltpans of Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu


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1 Department of Marine Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
2 Department of Botany, V. O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India
 

Solar saltpans are ponds of brine sun evaporated to crystallize salt (Halite). Once provide ambient ecology for several halophilic microalgae. Enumeration of microorganisms in Thoothukudi solar saltpans revealed the presence of 30 genera of microalgae belonging to the divisions of Cyanophyta, Bacillariophyta and Chlorophyta. Chlorophyta species is the dominant group of solar salterns of Thoothukudi.

Keywords

Solar Saltpans, Halophilic Microalgae, Diversity, Salt Production and Thoothukudi.
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Authors

T. Santhanakrishnan
Department of Marine Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
C. Lakshmanan
Department of Botany, V. O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India
V. Radhakrishnan
Department of Marine Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

Abstract


Solar saltpans are ponds of brine sun evaporated to crystallize salt (Halite). Once provide ambient ecology for several halophilic microalgae. Enumeration of microorganisms in Thoothukudi solar saltpans revealed the presence of 30 genera of microalgae belonging to the divisions of Cyanophyta, Bacillariophyta and Chlorophyta. Chlorophyta species is the dominant group of solar salterns of Thoothukudi.

Keywords


Solar Saltpans, Halophilic Microalgae, Diversity, Salt Production and Thoothukudi.