Seaweed research and utilization in India

Silas, E G and Nair, P V Ramachandran and Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy (1987) Seaweed research and utilization in India. CMFRI Bulletin, 41. pp. 1-2.


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Seaweeds are macroscopic algae, which form an important component of the marine living resource. They are available largely in shallow coastal waters wherever there is a substratum on which they can grow and flourish. Based on their pigmentation, the seaweeds are broadly grouped into green, brown, red and blue-green algae. They are harvested by man for centuries, particularly in Japan and China, where they form a part of the staple diet. The uses of seaweeds as food, fodder and manure are well known in many countries. Marine algae contain more than 60 trace elements in a concentration much higher than in terrestrial plants. They also contain protein, iodine, bromine, vitamins and substances of stimulatory and antibiotic nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seaweed research; India
Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 05:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17

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