World-wide use and importance of Gracilaria


The world's first source of agar, from the middle of the seventeenth century, was Gelidium from Japan, but by the beginning of the twentieth century demand for the phycocolloid exceeded of the supply of this alga. Since then Gracilaria has played an important role in the production of agar. Currently agars are obtained from five genera in three orders of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00003998


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