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|Title:||Effect of shelf life of brown algae <i style="">Sargassum wightii </i>(Fucales/Phaeophyta)<i style=""> </i>and <i style="">Turbinaria conoides</i> (Fucales/Phaeophyta)<i style=""> </i>on alginic acid yield|
Mairh, O P
Rao, P V Subba
|Abstract:||Two brown algae <i style="">Sargassum wightii</i> and <i style="">Turbinaria conoides </i>were collected from the shores of Mandapam, (south east coast of India) then dried in air under sun and shade separately and stored at room temperature (30±2°C) for a period of 120 days. Their alginic acid yield was determined at regular intervals of 15 days period. In sun dried <i style="">Sargassum wightii, </i>(moisture content 84.81±2.31%),slight increase in alginic acid was observed from 30 days to 105 days whereas in shade dried alga (moisture 81.17±2.19%), slight decrease in alginic acid yield was obtained on 120<sup>th</sup> day. In the case of <i style="">Turbinaria conoides</i>, depletion of alginic acid yield was more in shade dried alga (moisture 81.82±1.68%) and lesser in sun dried alga (moisture 83.96±2.5%). Therefore algae dried under direct sunlight and then stored in polythene bags increases the shelf life of above algae with respect to alginic acid content.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.30(2) [June 2001]|
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