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Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture

(2017) NEW PHYTOLOGIST. 216(4). p.967-975
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Macroalgae (seaweeds) are the subject of increasing interest for their potential as a source of valuable, sustainable biomass in the food, feed, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Compared with microalgae, the pace of knowledge acquisition in seaweeds is slower despite the availability of whole-genome sequences and model organisms for the major seaweed groups. This is partly a consequence of specific hurdles related to the large size of these organisms and their slow growth. As a result, this basic scientific field is falling behind, despite the societal and economic importance of these organisms. Here, we argue that sustainable management of seaweed aquaculture requires fundamental understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms controlling macroalgal life cycles - from the production of germ cells to the growth and fertility of the adult organisms - using diverse approaches requiring a broad range of technological tools. This Viewpoint highlights several examples of basic research on macroalgal developmental biology that could enable the step-changes which are required to adequately meet the demands of the aquaculture sector.
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development, life cycle, macroalgae, morphogenesis, reproduction, seaweeds, BROWN ALGA ECTOCARPUS, UNDARIA-PINNATIFIDA PHAEOPHYCEAE, ULVA-MUTABILIS CHLOROPHYTA, NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION, LAMINARIA-SACCHARINA, PALMARIA-PALMATA, CELL-CYCLE, RED ALGAE, RHODOPHYTA, GAMETOPHYTES

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Charrier, Bénédicte et al. “Furthering Knowledge of Seaweed Growth and Development to Facilitate Sustainable Aquaculture.” NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2017 : 967–975. Print.
APA
Charrier, B., Abreu, M. H., Araujo, R., Bruhn, A., Coates, J. C., De Clerck, O., Katsaros, C., et al. (2017). Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture. NEW PHYTOLOGIST.
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Charrier, Bénédicte, Maria Helena Abreu, Rita Araujo, Annette Bruhn, Juliet C Coates, Olivier De Clerck, Christos Katsaros, Rafael R Robaina, and Thomas Wichard. 2017. “Furthering Knowledge of Seaweed Growth and Development to Facilitate Sustainable Aquaculture.” New Phytologist.
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Charrier, Bénédicte, Maria Helena Abreu, Rita Araujo, Annette Bruhn, Juliet C Coates, Olivier De Clerck, Christos Katsaros, Rafael R Robaina, and Thomas Wichard. 2017. “Furthering Knowledge of Seaweed Growth and Development to Facilitate Sustainable Aquaculture.” New Phytologist.
Vancouver
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Charrier B, Abreu MH, Araujo R, Bruhn A, Coates JC, De Clerck O, et al. Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture. NEW PHYTOLOGIST. 2017. p. 967–75.
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B. Charrier et al., “Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture,” NEW PHYTOLOGIST, vol. 216, no. 4. pp. 967–975, 2017.
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  abstract     = {Macroalgae (seaweeds) are the subject of increasing interest for their potential as a source of valuable, sustainable biomass in the food, feed, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Compared with microalgae, the pace of knowledge acquisition in seaweeds is slower despite the availability of whole-genome sequences and model organisms for the major seaweed groups. This is partly a consequence of specific hurdles related to the large size of these organisms and their slow growth. As a result, this basic scientific field is falling behind, despite the societal and economic importance of these organisms. Here, we argue that sustainable management of seaweed aquaculture requires fundamental understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms controlling macroalgal life cycles - from the production of germ cells to the growth and fertility of the adult organisms - using diverse approaches requiring a broad range of technological tools. This Viewpoint highlights several examples of basic research on macroalgal developmental biology that could enable the step-changes which are required to adequately meet the demands of the aquaculture sector.},
  author       = {Charrier, Bénédicte and Abreu, Maria Helena and Araujo, Rita and Bruhn, Annette and Coates, Juliet C and De Clerck, Olivier and Katsaros, Christos and Robaina, Rafael R and Wichard, Thomas},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {967--975},
  series       = {NEW PHYTOLOGIST},
  title        = {Furthering knowledge of seaweed growth and development to facilitate sustainable aquaculture},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14728},
  volume       = {216},
  year         = {2017},
}

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