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dc.contributor.authorNjuguna, S. G.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T12:08:48Z
dc.date.available2014-01-30T12:08:48Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.citationHydrobiologia January 1988, Volume 158, Issue 1, pp 15-28en_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-5117
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8880
dc.descriptionDOI 10.1007/BF00026265en_US
dc.description.abstractSeasonal variation through one year in total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), phytoplankton biomass, phytoplankton species composition and other environmental factors were examined in Lake Sonachi, a tropical meromictic soda lake. Mean concentrations of TN and TP were 11 000 µg N l-1 and 100 µg P l-1, respectively. Maximum concentrations of TN and TP occurred in the monimolimnion. Phytoplankton biomass ranged from 350 to 1260 mg m-3. Synechococcus bacillaris, a small coccoid cyanophyte, dominated the phytoplankton. The mean chlorophyll a concentration of 37 mg • m-3 was a modest value when compared with those of other tropical soda lakes. High TN:TP ratios indicated phosphorus limitation in the lake.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_US
dc.subjectNutrientsen_US
dc.subjectphosphorusen_US
dc.subjectnitrogenen_US
dc.subjectphytoplanktonen_US
dc.subjectLake Sonachien_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleNutrient-phytoplankton relationships in a tropical meromictic soda lakeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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