Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 271-279 Oct-Dec 2011


Correlation and correlation coefficient analysis between quantity of phytoplankton and physico-chemical parameters from Chinchani and Bordi coasts, INDIA


P. K. Gogari*1, G. Ragothaman2 and M. D. Zambare3

1. Department of Botany, N. B. Mehta Science College, Bordi Maharashtra (INDIA)
2. Department of Aquatic Biology, V.N.S.G.,University, Surat, Gujarat (INDIA)
3. S.R.K. College, Dahanu, Maharashtra (INDIA)


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An evaluation of fourteen physicochemical parameters like Atmospheric and water temperatures, pH, alkalinity, salinity, calcium, silicate, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and chlorophyll and number of Diatoms was carried out fortnightly for two years (January 2003 to December 2004) from Chinchani and Bordi coast of Maharashtra. The results were statistically analyzed to determine correlation and coefficient of correlation between them and conclusion was drawn .Scatter diagrams and values of coefficient of correlation between number of diatom and fourteen parameters are presented in paper.Result obtain suggest that area under study is pollution free.


Keywords : Phytoplankton, Physicochemical, Diatoms, Correlation, Coefficient of correlation, Scatter diagram