Harvest ecology and biodiversity of South African Porphyra

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bolton, John J en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Anderson, R J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Neil John en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-30T06:51:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-30T06:51:34Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Griffin, N. 2003. Harvest ecology and biodiversity of South African Porphyra. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10564
dc.description Bibliography: 140-161 leaves . en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) is the world's most valuable maricultured seaweed, due to its high value as a food crop. The vast majority of Porphyra in South Africa belongs to P. capensis, a morphologically and ecologically plastic taxon apparently endemic to the region. There is no demand for P. capensis as a food crop, as it is unsuitable for the market, and there are no records of its customary use locally. Porphyra capensis is however a potentially highly valuable fodder for the mariculture of abalone (Haliotis midae), and pressure to harvest it has recently increased. This study aims to assess the potential for harvest of Porphyra on the south-western shores of South Africa. There are two main thrusts to this work. The fIrst thrust examines Porphyra as an ecological entity in the region. The second thrust reassesses the taxonomy of Porphyra species in the region. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Harvest ecology and biodiversity of South African Porphyra en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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