Mohan Joseph, M and Kripa, V (2001) Status of Marine Pearl Culture in India. Fishing Chimes , 21 (4). pp. 13-19.
Pearls, the gems from the sea, have been admired and adored as symbols of beauty, power and love. In the Shaslras pea rls are recommended as a charm.Ancient Ayurvedic and Unani physicians have used powdered pearls in their medicines. Natural pearls are fanned when an irritant like a grain of sand is swept into an oyster and is lodged within its flesh where it gets coated by a micro-thin layer of nacre, a silvery s\lbstance that is about 90 percent calcium carbonate.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Marine Pearl; Pearl Culture; India|
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||01 Feb 2011 17:04|
|Last Modified:||01 Feb 2011 17:04|
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