DETERMINATION OF CHLOROPHYLL CONTENT OF SOME MANGROVES AND ASSOCIATED PLANT SPECIES OF PAYANGADI, KANNUR
- Mangrove, mangrove associate, chlorophyll
Mangroves are trees inhabiting the intertidal zones of tropical and subtropical coast. They are classified as true mangroves and mangrove associates. In the present study leaf samples of various age groups from five mangrove species and six mangrove associated species were selected for the estimation of chlorophyll content. True mangroves showed comparatively high amount of chlorophyll than mangrove associates and moreover in medium aged leaves chlorophyll contents were more than young and old leaves.