Changes in pigment composition during aGymnodinium bloom in the Brahmsarovar tank at Kurukshetra

  • Ramesh K Sardana
  • R S Mehrotra


Analysis of pigment composition by TLC were carried out during aGymnodinium (bloom) in Brahmsarovar Tank. During the experimental period considerable changes occurred in the absolute and relative amounts of the various pigments, especially of β-carotene, diadinoxanthine, chlorophyll-C, and chlorophyll-a. The ratio of total carotenoids to total chlorophyll reached a maximum during the peak of theGymnodinium bloom. Significant changes occurred in pigment composition in natural phytoplankton while the species composition remained constant.


Pigment composition bloom TLC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesh K Sardana
    • 1
  • R S Mehrotra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetra

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