Cultivation of cystocarpic, tetrasporic and vegetative fronds of Chondracanthus chamissoi (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) on ropes at two localities in northern Chile

Cristian Bulboa, Juan Macchiavello

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Abstract

Chondracanthus chamissoi is a red algae that is highly valuated as a delicacy in Japan bringing a good price. However, this market demands a high quality product that can not be easily harvested from natural populations. Here we present results showing that it is technically feasible to cultivate this species on ropes in the sea. We tested two sites in northern Chile comparing the performance of reproductive and vegetative specimens. The best results were obtained at Calderilla bay using vegetative fronds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalInvestigaciones Marinas
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Algae
  • Chile
  • Chondracanthus chamissoi
  • Culture
  • Rhodophyta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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