Biotechnical aspects in marine pearl production

Chellam, A and Victor, A C C and Joseph, Shoji (1998) Biotechnical aspects in marine pearl production. In: Proceedings of the first National Seminar on Trends in Marine Biotechnology. Institute for Coastal Area Studies, Nagercoil, pp. 71-73.


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India is one in the countries in the World having pearl oyster resource. The oysters are available in the Gulf of Mannar (southeast coast) in large number and ill the Gulf of Kutch northwest coast in lesser numbers. From time immemorial the oysters from thes regions were fished for natural pearls. The famed "Oriental pearls" of the ancient times were the pearls produced from here and the Middle-East Asia.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotechnology aspects; marine pearl; pearl production; pearl oyster; mollusca; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects: Biochemistry
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 03:38
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50

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