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Phytoplankton diversity and abundance in Panguil Bay, Northwestern Mindanao, Philippines in relation to some physical and chemical characteristics of the water

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Author(s): Maria Lourdes D. G. Lacuna | Mary Rose R. Esperanza | Mark Anthony J. Torres | Maria Luisa S. Orbita

Journal: Advances in Environmental Sciences
ISSN 2066-7620

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 122;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Tropical phytoplankton | diversity and abundance | Panguil Bay | Philippines

ABSTRACT
Phytoplankton composition diversity, abundance and their relation with the physico-chemicalparameters of the waters in two coastal sites in Panguil Bay, Philippines were compared. A total of 93species belonging to four major groups (diatoms, dinoflagellates, silicoflagellates and cyanobacteria)were identified, with the diatoms being the chief component of the phytoplankton. Using several diversityindices, results showed minimal differences in the phytoplankton species between the two sites. Theresults of NPMANOVA revealed significant differences (p
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