Seaweed resources, products and utilization

Silas, E G and Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy and Kaliaperumal, N (1986) Seaweed resources, products and utilization. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 9 (1). pp. 11-24.


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    India has extensive seaweed resources and these have been surveyed by several workers. In India, more attention is being bestowed on increasing the production of economically important seaweeds by different culture techniques. The growth rate and production of Gelidiella acerosa, Gracilaria edulis, Hypnea musciformis, Acanthophora spicfera and Sargassum spp. in different culture methods have been studied. Considerable data are also available on the commercial exploitation of Indian seaweeds. The important commercial products from seaweeds are agar-agar, algin, mannitol and proteins. The algae are also found to bear bioactive substances such as toxins and antibiotics. Attempts have been made to develop antiviral, antifungal and antirnicrobial

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seaweed resources; Seaweed products; Seaweed utilization
    Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 08:32
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35

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