CULTIVATION OF HIGH-VALUE MARINE ALGAE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4640
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Maracultura Inc
P.o. Box 565, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Karen L. Hicks
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
METHODS TO CULTIVATE VALUABLE MARINE MACROALGAE SPECIES ON LAND WILL BE DEVELOPED BASED ON INTENSIVE SALT WATER S SPRAY IRRIGATION. SPECIES INITIALLY CHOSEN FOR CULTIVATION INCLUDE PORPHYRA (NORIL), ULVA, GELIDIUM, AND GRACILARIA. THESE ARE VALUABLE AS FOODSTUFFS (PORPHYRA AND ULVA) AND GEL-CONTAINING PLANTS (GELIDIUM, AND GRACILARIA). THE EFFECTS OF ADDED NUTRIENTS, LIGHT INTENSITY AND PERIODICITY,AND PLANT DENSITY WILL BE EXAMINED. RESEARCH WILL BE DIRECTED AT TECHNIQUES FOR MASS CULTIVATION (GREATER THAN ONE ACRE) FROM SPORES THROUGH SPORELINGS TO MATURE PLANTS, AS OPPOSED TO VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.

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