Pilot project on pearl culture: Vizhinjam

CMFRI, Kochi (1971) Pilot project on pearl culture: Vizhinjam. Technical Report. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.



Pearls produced by the pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata are very lustrous and are in great demand in India and abroad. The pearls are produced bv a process of biological defence against the accidental entry o£ foreign particles of organic and inorganic origin into their tissues. This principle is made use of in the technology of inducing the pearl oyster to produce pearls by inserting or implanting shell bead nuclei in the interior aspect of the animal. These pearls are known as cultured pearls.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pilot project; pearl culture; Vizhinjam
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7687
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 17:25
Last Modified:06 May 2011 11:09

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