Status of marine biodiversity research in India

George, Rani Mary and Naomi, T S (2007) Status of marine biodiversity research in India. In: Status and Perspectives in Marine Fisheries Research in India. Mohan Joseph, M and Pillai, N G K,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 228-269. ISBN 81-901219 6-0

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Abstract

Oceans are a mammoth repository of biological resources. The diverse flora and fauna of the sea have been a source of protein and livelihood for millions of people, since time immemorial. The fascinating marine environment has been attracting researchers, owing to the rich biological wealth, which it is endowed with and continues to be a treasure trove of many unknown organisms, particularly in the deep. Besides food, the hunt for drugs is on and many organisms which were once thought to have no economic importance, have been found to offer many ‘wonder drugs’ to man-kind, including some of the anti-cancerous drugs.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:marine biodiversity
Subjects:Marine Biodiversity
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:63
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 18:20
Last Modified:09 Mar 2010 18:20

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