Commercial importance of marine macro algae

  title={Commercial importance of marine macro algae},
  author={V S Krishnamurthy Chennubhotla and M. Umamaheswara Rao and Korrapati V. V. Prasada Rao},
India with a vast coastline of more than 8000 km supports a rich standing crop of marine algae wherever rocky or coral formations occur along the coast. The current estimate of annual standing crop of marine algae of India is 3, 01,646 tonnes (fresh weight).The algae contain minerals, trace elements (iodine and bromine), proteins, carbohydrates, lipids etc.The marine algae are a good source of organic constituents such as vitamins, bioactive substances and polysaccharides and also are… CONTINUE READING


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