Seaweed: A valuable marine plant source

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dc.contributor.author Dhargalkar, V.K.
dc.contributor.author Pereira, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-02T04:51:49Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-02T04:51:49Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Know our shore: Goa, ed. by: Untawale, A.G. 33-46p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1125
dc.description.abstract Seaweed, one of the components of seashore, is the most unique and important marine living resource. Its multi-ranged applications are of economic as well as ecological importance. These plants have been a source of food, feed and medicine in the orient, as well as in the west, since ancient times. However, in India seaweed usage is confined to industrial production of agar and alginate and is scarcely used for other purposes. Goa, a state along the west coast of India is blessed with 120 Km coastline. This article gives a brief review on the occurrence of seaweeds along the Goa coast with its species wise distribution. It also focuses on the need to harness the rixh potential of seaweeds and diversify the present limited use in otehr contemporary areas of application.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher WWF for Nature-India
dc.rights Copyright [2004]. It is tried to respect the rights of the copyright holders to the best of the knowledge. If it is brought to our notice that the rights are violated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject Seaweeds
dc.subject Aquatic plants
dc.subject Commercial species
dc.subject Seaweed products
dc.subject Seaweed processing
dc.title Seaweed: A valuable marine plant source
dc.type Book Chapter


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