Seaweeds and their importance

Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy (1996) Seaweeds and their importance. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48 . pp. 108-109.



Seaweeds is the name implies to cover the macroscopic plants of the sea except the flowering plants. Most of the seaweeds are attached to rocks and also grow on other plants as epiphytes. Along the coast line of India, seaweeds are abundant where rocky or coral formations occur. This sort of substratum is found in the States of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat and in the vicinity of Bombay, Ratnagiri, Goa, Karwar, Vizhinjam, Varkala, Visakhapatnam and in the Lakshadweep and Andaman-Nicobar Islands. The seaweeds are classified into three important groups namely green, brown and red. Seaweeds contain different vitamins, minerals, trace-elements and proteins. Seaweeds are also a rich source of iodine.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seaweeds; importance
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2924
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 12:34
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