Carrageenan analysis of tissue cultures and whole plants of Agardhiella subulata

  • Donald P. Cheney
  • Andrea H. Luistro
  • Peter M. Bradley
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)


For the past several years, our laboratory has been involved in developing basic protoplast and tissue culture techniques for carrageenan- and agar-producing seaweeds which can potentially be used for strain improvement. Both types of techniques offer new opportunities for genetic improvement in seaweeds not available using classical plant breeding methods (Cheney, 1986). While protoplast and tissue culture techniques are well developed and widely applied to higher plants today for crop improvement, their application to seaweeds is just beginning.

Key words

seaweed Agardhiella subulata tissue culture carrageenan sulfate IR spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Cheney
    • 1
  • Andrea H. Luistro
    • 1
  • Peter M. Bradley
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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