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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 10
First page : ( 3514) Last page : ( 3516)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00630.8

Implications for Cholera Outbreaks Warming Oceans, Phytoplankton and River Discharge

Muralidharan V1, Dr. Deecaraman M.2

1Research Scholar, AMET University, Chennai

2Dr. M.G.R. University, Chennai

Online published on 26 March, 2018.


The affluence of phytoplankton and sea surface temperature (SST) in coastal waters of Bay of Bengal shows a beneficial relationship, because of its inverse association between them. This association emphasis by warming the climate to cholera outbreak with increase in SST vice versa to phytoplankton blooms. This study reviews about the association between these factors in Bay of Bengal and abundant diversity of phytoplanktons. It was evident for phytoplankton abundance independent of two physical factors such as nutrient-rich deep ocean waters and high river discharges with terrestrial nutrients. Causal mechanisms need to be clear when associating SST with phytoplankton for cholera outbreaks in regions of freshwater discharge for predominant phytoplankton production.



Cholera outbreaks, SST, algal blooms, eutrophication, climate change.


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