Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 43 Issue 1&2

Comparative growth of seven species of micro algae in artificial and natural media.

K. Vijayakumaran, K. Chittibabu and K. G. Girijavallabhan

Results of an experiment to compare the growth of seven species of microalgae in natural  seawater and an artificial medium are presented. Artificial medium was found to support better growth of algae under identical culture conditions. Based on the findings, the artificial medium was suggested as deal for maintenance of stock cultures in the shrimp hatcheries along the east coast where temporal variations in hydrological conditions are well known.

Date : 30-12-2001