Seasonal changes in growth, biochemical constituents and phycocolloid of some marine algae of Mandapam coast

Kaliaperumal, N and Ramalingam, J R and Kalimuthu, S and Ezhilvalavan, R (2002) Seasonal changes in growth, biochemical constituents and phycocolloid of some marine algae of Mandapam coast. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 24 (1). pp. 73-77.

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Abstract

Seasonal variation in growth and biochemical constituents such as protein, carbohydrate and lipid in Hypnea valentiae, Acanthophora spicifera, Laurencia papillosa, Enteromorpha compressa, Ulva lactuca and Caulerpa recemosa were observed for one year from April, 1995 to March 1996. Carrageenan content was estimated from H. valentiae, A. spicifera and L. papillosa. In general, peak growth and biomass of these algae occurred during the period June -August and January - March. The maximum values in these algae varied from 12.5 to 13.2% for protein, 13.0 to 13.3% for carbohydrate and 10.3 to 12.0% for lipid. The yield of phycocolloid recorded 11.3%, 6.0% and 8.1% in H. valentiae, A. spicifera and L. papillosa respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seasonal changes; growth; biochemical constituents; phycocolloid; marine algae; Mandapam coast
Subjects:Algae
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:5948
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 14:09
Last Modified:20 Jan 2011 16:58

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