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Articles by K. Manivannan
Total Records ( 2 ) for K. Manivannan
  D. Vijayan , K. Manivannan , S. Santhoshkumar , D. Pandiaraj , M. MohamedImran , N. Thajuddin , K. Kala and M.H. Muhammad Ilyas
  The biodiversity study was executed to reveal the microalgal population in the Gundur Lake located in the southern part of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. The samples were collected from the six chosen sites in the lake as algal mats and plankton samples during March 2014. In total, 81 species were reported which includes 35 species belongs to Chlorophyta, 9 species belongs to Bacillariophyta and 37 species belongs to Cyanophyta. Eight microalgal genera such as Pediastrum, Cosmarium rhophalodia, Microcystis, Chroococcus, Oscillatoria, Scytonema and Gloeotrichia were found predominant in the lake. Physicochemical parameters of the water samples were also analysed to evaluate the algal diversity. The suitable trophic condition and eutrophic nature of the lake favoured the algal dominance and bloom formation.
  R. Murugesan , P. Soundarapandian and K. Manivannan
  In the present study was aimed to know the effect of eyestalk ablation on the biochemical composition of the crab, Charybdis lucifera. After 3 days of experimental period, proximate composition was estimated both control and eyestalk ablated crabs. The protein content of unilaterally eyestalk ablated (68.97%) crabs was higher than that of control crabs (41.64%). Carbohydrate content of eyestalk-ablated crabs (1.45%) was relatively higher when compared to intact control crabs (1.42%). The lipid content of the present study was also higher in eyestalk-ablated crabs (1.85%) rather than intact control crabs (1.65%). In the present study the values of saturated fatty acids for eyestalk ablated and intact control crabs were 26.32 and 25.89%, respectively. The mono saturated fatty acids in eyestalk-ablated crabs were 0.76% and control crabs were 0.48%. However, the polyunsaturated fatty acids were 11.63% in eyestalk ablated and 5.8% in intact control crabs. From the present study, it could be confirmed that eyestalk ablation influenced protein, carbohydrate and lipid content of the crab, C. lucifera. It also effectively influenced saturated and unsaturated fatty acids as evidenced by higher values in eyestalk ablated crabs rather than control crabs.
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