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.



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
ID Code:2486
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 11:22
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