Production of cultured pearls

Alagarswami, K (1975) Production of cultured pearls. Indian Farming, 25 (6). pp. 34-35.


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Pearls are among the gems of the sea and have formed a valuable itern of jewrllery through the ages. Like the precious corals, they are produced by the metabolism of living animals. The pearl oysters (Pinctada maxima, P. fucata, P. margaritifera and others), wing-sliell (Pteria penguin) and the abalone (Haliotis discus) living in the sea bottom, and the limnetic mussels (Hyriopsis schlegeli and Cristaria plicata) are the well- known pearl-producing molluscs. Pearls produced by Pinctada spp. are highly valued in the gem trade.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production; cultured pearls
Subjects: Aquaculture
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 07:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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