Algae as Crops Seaweed

Philip Kerrison

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Humans have taken advantage of the abundant seaweed
resource found on coastlines for many centuries. With striking
variation in form, color, chemical composition, and taste,
a plethora of uses have been developed for a myriad of species.
In the modern age, the use of seaweed by coastal communities
has declined, with many cultures generally no longer regarding
them as a valuable resource. Many now only see a slimy ‘weed’
but do not realize how widespread seaweed products are in the
industrial world: from ham to horticulture, toothpaste to
tablets, and gourmet food to glossy paper; seaweed is all
around us.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences
EditorsBrian Thomas, Brian G Murray, Denis J Murphy
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherElsevier Academic Press, New York.
Number of pages5
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-394807-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


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