Agar, algin and mannitol from some seaweeds of Lakshadweep

Kaliaperumal, N and Kalimuthu, S and Ramalingam, J R (1989) Agar, algin and mannitol from some seaweeds of Lakshadweep. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 31 (1&2). pp. 303-305.



Studies were made on the yield and physical properties of agar from Gelidiella aceiosa, Gracilaria arcuata and G. edulis and algin and mannitol from Padim boergesenii, Chnoospom implexa, Sargassum duplkatum, Turbimria conoides and T, ormta growing in eight islands of Lakshadweep. The yield of agar ranged from 16.9 to 43.1 % and gel strength from 42 to 278 gm/cm* in G. acerosa, G. arcuala and G. edulis. Algin varied from 4.4 to 27.3%and mannitol from 1.4 to 9.5% in the brown algae studied. The agar and algin yielding seaweeds can be exploited from Lakshadweep Islands as an additional resource of raw material to the Indian seaweed industries.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agar; algin; mannitol; seaweeds; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1072
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
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