Year 2021, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 129 - 144 2021-04-01

Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India

Blessy JOHN [1] , R. Sunil KUMAR [2]


The study was conducted to assess the species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae from the river Periyar. Monthly samples were collected for one year (June 2016 – May 2017) from different substrates of five selected stations. Eight physicochemical variables such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, chloride, sulfate, nitrate, and phosphate were also monitored during the study. Taxonomic studies recorded 156 species of periphytic algae belonging to 56 genera, 36 families, and 5 classes. Naviculaceae was the most abundant family followed by Fragilariaceae and Pinnulariaceae. The principal component analysis revealed the dominance of periphytic algae in the pre-monsoon period. Canonical correspondence analysis indicates pH, conductivity, and sulfate plays a crucial role in periphytic algal assemblages. Correspondence analysis and percentage abundance among different substrates showed the preference of leaf substrate for primary colonization and subsequent succession. The study signifies the importance of substratum and environmental variables in the dynamics of periphytic algal community composition and abundance.
Substratum, Periphytic algae, Principal component analysis, Periyar river
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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0037-8391
Author: Blessy JOHN (Primary Author)
Institution: Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Country: India


Orcid: 0000-0003-2485-8936
Author: R. Sunil KUMAR
Institution: Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Country: India


Supporting Institution Supported by University Junior Research Fellowship under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Project Number 4677/A6/2/JRF2017/Acd
Thanks The authors would like to thank the Principal, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta for providing the facility to carry out the research work.
Dates

Application Date : July 30, 2020
Acceptance Date : October 3, 2020
Publication Date : April 1, 2021

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APA John, B , Kumar, R . (2021). Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India . Aquatic Research , 4 (2) , 129-144 . DOI: 10.3153/AR21010
MLA John, B , Kumar, R . "Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India" . Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 129-144 <http://aquatres.scientificwebjournals.com/en/pub/issue/59415/776083>
Chicago John, B , Kumar, R . "Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India". Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 129-144
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ISNAD John, Blessy , Kumar, R. Sunil . "Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India". Aquatic Research 4 / 2 (April 2021): 129-144 . https://doi.org/10.3153/AR21010
AMA John B , Kumar R . Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India. Aquat Res. 2021; 4(2): 129-144.
Vancouver John B , Kumar R . Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India. Aquatic Research. 2021; 4(2): 129-144.
IEEE B. John and R. Kumar , "Species composition, substrate specificity, and seasonal abundance of periphytic algae in a tropical riverine system-Periyar, India", Aquatic Research, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 129-144, Apr. 2021, doi:10.3153/AR21010