[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 5, Number 4 (Spring 2016) ::
J. Aqu. Eco. 2016, 5(4): 134-139 Back to browse issues page
Effect of culture depth on the growth of Gracilariopsis persica with the potential for mariculture in the Persian Gulf (Bandar Abbas)
Esmaeil Karami *, Mirmasoud Sajjadi
Abstract:   (1393 Views)

We conducted this study to investigate the effect of culture depth of red algae Gracilaropsis persica on the growth and biomass production of this species. Three culture depth of 5, 6, and 7 m were used to cultivate algae in the Persian Gulf (Bandar Abbas) for 45 days. Algae was collected from its natural environment and cultivated on polyethylene rope in the sea. We measured relative growth rate (RGR) and total biomass every two weeks. Temperature, salinity, pH, and nutrients (nitrate, nitrite and phosphate) were measured during the trial. The results showed significant differences in growth rate between different treatments (P<0.05). Algae cultivated at a 7 m culture depth had the highest relative growth rate. At the end of the 45-day trial, total biomass was highest in the 7 m treatment (P<0.05). The results of the present study showed that culture depth affected the growth of red algae Gracilariopsis persica.

Keywords: Gracilaropsis, Growth, Red algae
Full-Text [PDF 434 kb]   (642 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Short document | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/28 | Accepted: 2015/12/28 | Published: 2015/12/28
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or email:

Write the security code in the box >



XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Karami E, Sajjadi M. Effect of culture depth on the growth of Gracilariopsis persica with the potential for mariculture in the Persian Gulf (Bandar Abbas). J. Aqu. Eco.. 2016; 5 (4) :134-139
URL: http://jae.hormozgan.ac.ir/article-1-352-en.html
Volume 5, Number 4 (Spring 2016) Back to browse issues page
نشریه علمی بوم شناسی آبزیان Journal of Aquatic Ecology
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.047 seconds with 794 queries by yektaweb 3506