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The increasing demand for products derived from seaweeds has led to an increasing amount of research being directed towards studies related to their growth and productivity. Several investigators have attempted to develop different formulae for the estimation of growth rates and caused confusion to the readers. In this study, accuracy and reliability of the(More)
Cultivation of seaweeds on a commercial scale requires a large number of propagules with desirable phenotypic traits which include high growth rates and resistance to diseases. Seaweed micropropagation can be considered as one of the best methods to provide a large amount of seedlings for commercial cultivation. This study was carried out to optimize the(More)
Seaweed farming has been identified as one of the entry point projects (EPPs) in Malaysia since the government introduced the Economic Transformation Programme, which aims to increase seaweed production to 150,000 t annually by 2020. To achieve this goal, micropropagation and subsequent acclimatization of the micropropagated seaweeds to the open sea is one(More)
Although many Asians regard puffer fish as a delicacy since ancient times, puffer fish (Lageocephalus scitalleratus) is also a well-known source of possibly lethal food poisoning. The fish is gaining popularity in Singapore and can be found in quite a few restaurants now. Puffer fish contains tetrodotoxin (TTX), a potent poison affecting the neural pathway.(More)
Micropropagation technologies play an important role in enhancing the nutritional composition of seaweeds. Kappaphycus alvarezii explants, obtained from two types of seedling production system viz. micropropagation and farm propagation, were analyzed. Results obtained from the post-farm cultivation seaweeds showed significantly higher total lipids in(More)
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