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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Plenary lectures

  3. Taxonomy and general biology

    1. Serviere E. Zaragoza, D. Rodríguez Vargas, J. González González
      Pages 45-50
    2. Melvin A. Nyman, Murray T. Brown, Michael Neushul, Bruce W. W. Harger, Jonathan A. Keogh
      Pages 57-65
    3. C. D. Neefus, B. P. Allen, H. P. Baldwin, A. C. Mathieson, R. T. Eckert, C. Yarish et al.
      Pages 67-79
    4. Isabel Pérez-Ruzafa, Tomás Gallardo, Rosario Gómez-Cancio
      Pages 81-90
    5. Max H. Hommersand, Michael D. Guiry, Suzanne Fredericq, Geoffrey L. Leister
      Pages 105-120
    6. C. Perrone, G. P. Felicini
      Pages 145-150
    7. Sandra C. Lindstrom, Kathleen M. Cole
      Pages 151-157
  4. Ecology

    1. Hilda León, Dalila Fragoso, Daniel León, Carlos Candelaria, Elisa Serviere, Jorge González-González
      Pages 197-205
    2. Kjersti Sjøtun, Stein Fredriksen, Tor Eiliv Lein, Jan Rueness, Knut Sivertsen
      Pages 215-221
    3. Mario E. Edding, Erika Fonck, Patricia Orrego, Mariela Venegas, Juan Macchiavello
      Pages 231-237
  5. Resources

  6. Cultivation, tissue culture

    1. Tetsuro Ajisaka, Young-Meng Chiang
      Pages 335-338
    2. Wu Chaoyuan, Renzhi Li, Guangheng Lin, Zongcun Wen, Liangfeng Dong, Jingpu Zhang et al.
      Pages 339-343
    3. Alejandro H. Buschmann, Patricio Gómez
      Pages 345-351
    4. T. Lirasan, P. Twide
      Pages 353-355
    5. A. Pizarro, B. Santelices
      Pages 357-363

About these proceedings

Introduction

Industrial seaweed use started in Brittany in the XVII century. Today, 700 species have been identified along 1000 km of shoreline, producing 10 million tons of biomass. In the Fourteenth International Seaweed Sumposium the latest developments in the area are discussed. The blending of molecular biology with traditional taxonomy is improving our understanding of phylogeny and species relationships among many of the important algae. A new generation of biologically-based management models is gradually incorporating field testing, concepts from ecological theory and principles from population biology. Prediction is being improved, and an appropriate balance is being struck between commercial exploitation and the preservation of wild seaweed resources. Cell and tissue culture of seaweeds is entering the mass-production phase. Field farming is now entering the large-scale production area. New, biologically active compounds are being described, obtained from algae, and new tools for the characterisation of phytocolloids are described. Microalgal blooms and toxins are also experiencing a flourish of new results.

Keywords

algae biology biomass cell development ecology molecular biology physiology taxonomy toxin

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