Agar production from Gracilaria with improved qualities

Ramalingam, J R and Kaliaperumal, N and Kalimuthu, S (2002) Agar production from Gracilaria with improved qualities. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 24 (1). pp. 25-34.


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Agar is manufactured from the red algae Gelidium and Gracilaria. It is one of the commercially important marine products. The agar produced from Gelidium and Gelidiella is considered as the first grade agar and fetches high price. The presence of sulphate content in Gracilaria agar affects the quality of the agar and it is usually sold low price. It is used only as food grade agar. The different Indian and foreign technologies for production of Gracilaria agar with improved yield and quality are given in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agar production; Gracilaria; improved qualities
Subjects: Algae
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 08:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35

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