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Integrated aquaculture of Bonnemaisoniaceae: physiological and nutritional controls of biomass production and of halogenated metabolite content

  title={Integrated aquaculture of Bonnemaisoniaceae: physiological and nutritional controls of biomass production and of halogenated metabolite content},
  author={Leonardo Mata},
  • L. Mata
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Engineering
The red seaweed Asparagopsis armata (Harvey; Rhodophytae, Bonnemaisoniaceae) produces biologically active secondary metabolites that are valuable natural ingredients for cosmetics and medicine and its cultivation may therefore be a profitable venture. The tetrasporophyte of this species (Falkenbergia rufolanosa) was successfully tank-cultivated as a continuous biofilter for the effluent of a commercial fish farm in southern Portugal. Optimal stocking density for highest biomass yield and a low… 

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