Structures and functions of the polysaccharides from the cell wall of Gracilaria verrucosa (Rhodophyceae, Gigartinales)

  • D. Christiaen
  • T. Stadler
  • M. Ondarza
  • M. C. Verdus
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)


Gracilaria verrucosa is one of the species used as a source of the phycocolloid, agar (Michanek, 1975; Mathieson, 1982). Growth studies of several species of Gracilaria indicated that maximum growth of algal biomass is related to seasonal increase in temperature and (or) irradiance maxima. (Conover, 1958; Edwards amp; Kapraun, 1973; Bird et al., 1977, 1979); Rosenberg amp; Ramus, 1982a, b).

Key words

seaweed cell wall agar 13C-NMR cultivation Gracilaria verrucosa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Christiaen
    • 1
  • T. Stadler
    • 1
  • M. Ondarza
    • 1
  • M. C. Verdus
    • 1
  1. 1.Équipe Polysaccharides Pariétaux des Végétaux, UFR de Biologie, Bât. SN2Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille-Flandres ArtoisVilleneuve d’Ascq CédexFrance

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