Title: Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture
Authors: CHARRIER BÉNÉDICTEABREU MARIA HELENADOS SANTOS FERNANDES DE ARAUJO RITABRUHN ANNETTECOATES JULIETDE CLERCK OLIVIERKATSAROS CHRISTOSROBAINA RAFAEL RWICHARD THOMAS
Citation: NEW PHYTOLOGIST p. 1-9
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106400
ISSN: 0028-646X
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.14728/full
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC106400
DOI: 10.1111/nph.14728
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Macroalgae are the subject of increasing interest for their potential as a source of sustainable biomass of value in the food, feed, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and, at the ecological level, as a key factor in global carbon sequestration. At the same time, their natural abundance, distribution and dynamics are endangered because of global warming and anthropogenic activities. Here, we argue that sustainable management of macroalgae as a future bioresource and as ecosystem keystone species requires an investment in obtaining basic data on the mechanisms controlling macroalgal life cycles, from the production of germ cells to the growth and fertility of the adult organisms, using different approaches requiring a broad range of technological tools. This basic scientific field is falling behind despite its ecological, societal and economical importance, and hence basic research on macroalgal developmental biology must now intensify.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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