Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 14 Issue 2

Studies on dissolved carbohydrate content (DCHO) in a tropical estuary.

Sumitra Vijayarahgavan, K. J. Joseph, D. C. V. Easterson and V. K. Balachandran

Variations in dissolved carbohydrate content in the Cochin Backwater over a period of 24 hours have been given. The DCHO was measured at 2-hour intervals. Its maximum concentration was recorded at 1630 hrs and the minimum at 0430 hrs. Carbon assimilation as a percentage of carbon released in DCHO was 45.29 % as determined by the experimental method and 84.11 % by direct sampling method.

Date : 30-12-1972