Biology of the economically important Indian seaweeds-a review

Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy and Kaliaperumal, N and Kalimuthu, S and Nair, P V Ramachandran (1987) Biology of the economically important Indian seaweeds-a review. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 10 (1). pp. 21-32.


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    Studies on the biological aspects of economically important Indian seaweeds are reviewed in this paper. These include the taxonomy and ecological studies at different localities along the Indian coast. The growth pattern, periods of maximum growth, fruiting seasons for plants such as Cystoseira indica, Sargassum, Turbinaria, Gracilaria verrucosa and Gelidiella acerosa have been studied. Commercial harvesting is suggested during peak growth periods to obtain larger quantity of raw materials and better yield of finished products. Spore shedding and the period of maximum sporulation which vary from one seaweed to another has been studied by estimation of spore output and observations on the liberation of spores. Information is available on the germination of spores, survival rate of germlings, culture of germlings and life history studies.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Biology; economically important seaweeds
    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 08:30
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35

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