Seaweed and seagrass resources

Kaliaperumal, N and Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources. CMFRI Bulletin Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep An Indicative Survey With Suggestions For Development, 43 . pp. 162-176.



All macroscopic algae occurring in the marine habitat and coastal bracl<ish waters a'e known as seaweeds. They from one of the important marine living resources and belong to four major classes namely Chlorophyceae (green algae), Phaeophyceae (brown algae), Rhodoyhyceae (red algae) and Cyanophyceae (blue-green algae). Seaweeds are the only source for the production of phytochemicals namely agar-agar, carrageenan and algin, which are extensively used in various industries such as food, confectionary, textiles, pharmaceuticals, dairy and paper industry mostly as gelling, stabilising and thickening agents. Seaweeds are also used as human food animal feed and manure in several countries.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seaweed; seagrass resources
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:2649
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 16:03
Last Modified:24 Aug 2010 16:03

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