Seaweeds of India: The Diversity and Distribution of by Bhavanath Jha,C.R.K. Reddy,Mukund C. Thakur,M. Umamaheswara

By Bhavanath Jha,C.R.K. Reddy,Mukund C. Thakur,M. Umamaheswara Rao

India has 7,500 km of beach with various habitats and wealthy biota. Coastal ecosystems, regrettably, are experiencing wide variety of pressures as a result of siltation, eutrophication, coastal improvement, aquaculture and weather switch. these species that adapt to those pressures will extend their residing barriers whereas others might fade away. for that reason, the learn of coastal biodiversity is of serious hindrance globally and constitutes a massive portion of worldwide swap study. Gujarat has 1,600 km of beach, reportedly with wealthy variety of seaweeds. formerly released debts on seaweed biodiversity have been as a rule within the kind of checklists, the earliest between those being the list of Krishnamurthy and Joshi ready within the early Nineteen Seventies. The more moderen checklists are dependent virtually totally on secondary details. the current booklet entitled Seaweeds of India – the variety and Distribution of Seaweeds of Gujarat Coast is a well timed ebook dependent thoroughly on basic information. facts have been accrued via large and systematic ? eld reviews performed by way of the authors in the course of assorted seasons over a 3 12 months interval. The authors accumulated approximately two hundred species of seaweeds belonging to a hundred genera of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta. Twenty-four of the species are new to Gujarat coast and 3 are new to Indian waters. The ebook comprises top of the range photographs of different species of their latest habitats. short taxonomical descriptions, including details on ecology, distribution, seasonality and abundance, are coated for every of the species.

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