Practical and descriptive techniques for Gelidium rex (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) culture

@article{Rojas2004PracticalAD,
  title={Practical and descriptive techniques for Gelidium rex (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) culture},
  author={Ramiro H. Rojas and Nelson M. Le{\'o}n and Ramiro O. Rojas},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={326},
  pages={367-370}
}
Research on the culture of Gelidium rex was approached from two points of view, growth of thalli from spores and growth from re-attachment. Mollusk shells, which are very easy to handle, were used in both systems. The results achieved by these methods showed that reattachment is the technique that obtains larger plants in a shorter time. This is the first stage in developing culture and cultivation techniques aimed at commercial exploitation of this species in Chile.