Seasonal Variation of Proximate Composition of Common Seaweeds in Indian Sundarbans

Prosenjit Pramanick, Debabrata Bera, Kakoli Banerjee, Sufia Zaman, Abhijit Mitra
2016 International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research  
We conducted a first order analysis on the proximate composition (protein, carbohydrate, fat and astaxanthin) of three dominant seaweed species viz. Enteromorpha intestinalis, Ulva lactuca and Catenella repens inhabiting Indian Sundarbans. The study was conducted at three stations (Gosaba, Bali Island and Jharkhali) during premonsoon, monsoon and postmonsoon of 2014-15. The relevant hydrological parameters (surface water temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen and dissolved nutrients) were
more » ... ed nutrients) were monitored simultaneously during the tenure of the work. ANOVA carried out on the observed data reflects pronounced variations of all hydrological parameters except surface water temperature and salinity between stations. Pronounced seasonal variations were observed for all the selected hydrological parameters. In the domain of proximate composition, ANOVA results exhibit pronounced variations between stations and seasons (except carbohydrate in U. lactuca and C. repens between stations and astaxanthin in U. lactuca between seasons).
doi:10.21276/ijlssr.2016.2.5.10 fatcat:wws7dvuxonaezd7zbdouj7exoa