Table 4: Pigments and relative water content of mangrove leaves at the study sites.

SiteSeasonRWC 
(%)
Pigments (mg of fresh weight)
Total ChlChl (a)Chl (b)Chl (a/b)(CAR)

TubliSummer68.63 ± 0.45 b0.74 ± 0.03 c0.59 ± 0.03 bc0.16 ± 0.01 d3.66 ± 0.06 a0.21 ± 0.01b
Winter81.83 ± 0.89 a0.55 ± 0.02 d0.42 ± 0.02 e0.13 ± 0.02 d4.26 ± 0.86 a0.14 ± 0.01 c

Sitra (1)Summer69.97 ± 0.39 b1.07 ± 0.06 a0.69 ± 0.05 a0.38 ± 0.026 a1.86 ± 0.12 b0.25 ± 0.01 a
Winter81.41 ± 0.89 a0.71 ± 0.02 c0.46 ± 0.04 de0.25 ± 0.018 c1.83 ± 0.23 b0.14 ± 0.011 c

Sitra (2)Summer69.12 ± 0.36 b0.93 ± 0.06 b0.62 ± 0.04 ab0.31 ± 0.03 b2.08 ± 0.15 b0.25 ± 0.011 a
Winter80.38 ± 0.70 a0.67 ± 0.03 c0.51 ± 0.03 cd0.16 ± 0.01 d3.30 ± 0.08 a0.19 ± 0.01b

p value<0.00010.06430.16230.00340.25680.0095

mean75.2 ± 0.40.77 ± 0.020.55 ± 0.020.23 ± 0.012.83 ± 0.190.19 ± 0.01

Levels not connected with the same letter are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05).