Uses of Seaweeds: Present and Future

Diagram of seaweed uses

Generalised diagram of the uses of seaweed (after Indergaard 1983). Present-day, widespread uses are indicated by asterisks (*); the others are potential uses or are only in limited use as yet. Phycocolloids are industrial gums such as agars, carrageenans and alginates.


M. Indergaard (1983). The aquatic resource. I. The wild marine plants: a global bioresource. In Cote, W. A. Biomass utilization. Vol. Plenum Publishing Corporation, 137-168.

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