The propagation of Irish moss in tanks. Comparative growth at different locations. 1973

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleAtlantic Regional Laboratory - Laboratory Technical Report; no. 19
Physical description[16 p.]
SubjectIrish moss; Chrondrus crispus; carrageenan production
AbstractChrondus crispus was grown vegetatively in seawater in outdoor tanks at four different locations in the Maritimes. The growth rate and production of carrageenan by strain T4 (a carposporic plant) was superior to that obtained from wild plants (a mixture of carposporic and tetrasporic plants) obtained from the area adjacent to the trials. The results obtained at the two locations in Nova Scotia were similar. The slightly higher yields of plants in Ellerslie, P.E.I. could be attributed to the more favorable growth conditions, including nutrients and temperature. More carrageenan was produced per tank by the unfertilized plants than by the fertilized plants.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Marine Biosciences; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number14143
NPARC number21273539
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