Development of pearl culture in India and scope for a pearl culture industry

Alagarswami, K (1974) Development of pearl culture in India and scope for a pearl culture industry. In: Group discussion on pearl culture, 24 January 1974, Tuticorin.

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Abstract

The first free, spherical cultured pearl of India was produced on July 1973 at the Pearl Culture Laboratory of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute at Veppalodai, near Tuticorin. This marked the development of a technology for producing cultured pearls in the Indian pearl oyster Pinctada fucata. Subsequently, several pearls of different sizes and colours have been produced by culture technology. In a series of recent communications, the results of these experiments have been discussed (Alagarswami, 1974; Alagarswami and Qasim 1974a, b; Velu, Alagarswami and Qasim, 1974)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl culture; India; pearl culture industry; CMFRI
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 06:15
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:30
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5015

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