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Seaweed nutrient physiology: application of concepts to aquaculture and bioremediation

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Roleda, MY and Hurd, CL, Seaweed nutrient physiology: application of concepts to aquaculture and bioremediation, Phycologia, 58, (5) pp. 552-562. ISSN 0031-8884 (2019) [Substantial Review]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/00318884.2019.1622920

Abstract

Inorganic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus are the main elements required by seaweeds for photosynthesis and growth. This review focusses mainly on nitrogen, but the roles of carbon and phosphorus, which may interactively affect seaweed physiological processes, are also explored. Fundamental concepts such as limiting nutrients, sources, and ratios, mechanisms of nutrient uptake, nutrient assimilation and storage, patterns of uptake and preferences for different nitrogen sources are discussed. The roles of abiotic (water motion, light, temperature, salinity and desiccation) and biotic (life stages and age class) factors in nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorous, carbon) uptake are also reviewed. Understanding species-specific nitrogen physiologies and nitrogen source preferences will enable polyculture of different seaweed species and the use of seaweeds as biofilters in integrated multitrophic aquaculture systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:seaweed aquaculture, carbon, C:N:P, IMTA, limiting nutrient, nitrogen, nutrient uptake, phosphorus
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hurd, CL (Professor Catriona Hurd)
ID Code:135380
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2019-10-16
Last Modified:2019-10-17
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