The Technical Production of Microalgae and Its Prospects in Marine Aquaculture



The commercial utilization of natural vegetations of seaweeds (macroalgae) has an ancient tradition and is today the basis of an important industry (Levring et al., 1969; Chapman, 1970; von Witsch, 1970). By contrast, microalgae have in only a few cases been exploited directly (Clement et al., 1967; Clement and Van Landeghem, 1971; Aldave, 1969), since their dispersed standing crops are usually not accessible to economic harvesting techniques. Therefore, industrial production of microalgae is the logical approach toward making use of this group of minute, often single-celled water plants.


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  1. 1.Abteilung für Algenforschung und AlgentechnologieGesellschaft für Strahlen-und Umweltforschung mbH, MünchenDortmundGermany

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