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-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 08:39
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5948

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