Seasonal variation in major metabolities of mangrove foliage

A.G. Untawale, N.B. Bhosle, V.K. Dhargalkar, S.G.P. Matondkar, S.S. Bukhari

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Seasonal variation in carbohydrate, protein, lipid and organic carbon of mangrove foliage belonging to seven species was studied for a period of one year. Among the species investigated. Derris trifoliata showed maximum protein concentration, whereas lipid and carbohydrate were maximum in Acanthus ilicifolius and Bruguiera parviflora respectively. Moisture, ash content and organic carbon did not show significant changes during the period of observation

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