Recent gorgonid resources of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, India

Varghese, Molly and George, Rani Mary and Kasinathan, C (2007) Recent gorgonid resources of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, India. Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser. (194). pp. 14-17.

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Abstract

The colourful seafans have been objects of attraction to man and because of aesthetic reasons theseanimals have been collected all over the world. The discovery of prostaglandins in gorgonids and theiruse in drug manufacturing industry have led to the detailed study on this resource in Gulf of Mannar by CMFRI during 1980-'87. Subsequently, several samples collected during FORV Sagar Sampada cruises were also studied.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:gorgonid resources; Gulf of Mannar; Palk Bay; India
Subjects:Invertebrata
Marine Biodiversity
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:2740
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:03 Sep 2010 17:06
Last Modified:03 Sep 2010 17:06

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