Biochemical composition of some marine algae from Mandapam coast, Tamil Nadu

Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy and Najmuddin, M and Ramalingam, J R and Kaliaperumal, N (1990) Biochemical composition of some marine algae from Mandapam coast, Tamil Nadu. CMFRI Bulletin-National symposium on research and development in marine fisheries Sessions III & IV 1987, 44 (2). pp. 442-446.


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The present paper deals with some important biochemical components such at proteins, carbohydrates and lipids of 33 marina algae, growing abundantly on the coast of Ramanathapuram District- Tha results indicated that the green algae (Chlorophyceae) has the maximum of protein content ranging from 6 to 25.8%, next in order comes the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) with 13 13 16 8% followed b/ red algae (Rhodophyceae) with 1.5 to 8,8!%. The range of carbohydrate content was from 0,3 to 11.6% in green algae, 33 to 24 9% in brown algae and 1.8 to 570% in red algae. The lipid content ranged from 0.6 to 8.6% in green algae, 0.5 to 3.7% in brown algae and 0.4 to 6.1% in red algae. The results of the study give an Insight into the biochemical content of the algal species studied could be used to decide their suitability for the formulation of feed to fishes in aquaculture and to other animals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemical composition; marine algae; Mandapam coast
Subjects: Biochemistry
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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