Superior quality agar from Gracilaria species (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) collected from the Gulf of Mannar, India

  title={Superior quality agar from Gracilaria species (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) collected from the Gulf of Mannar, India},
  author={Ramavatar Meena and K Ganeshwar Prasad and M. Ganesan and Arup Kumar Siddhanta},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
Gracilaria edulis, G. crassa, G. foliifera, and G. corticata are naturally occurring agarophytes of Indian waters. These agarophytes were evaluated for their agar contents using an improved process recently reported by us (US Patent 2005/0267296A1). The effect of different concentrations of NaOH in the alkali treatment was studied for optimizing the extraction conditions. These Gracilaria species of Indian waters produced agars, both native and alkali treated, with different properties… CONTINUE READING

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