Vegetative propagation of Chrondrus crispus (Irish moss) in tanks

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleAtlantic Regional Laboratory - Laboratory Technical Report; no. 21
Physical description27 p.
SubjectIrish moss; Chrondrus crispus; vegetative propagation
AbstractChondrus crispus (Irish moss) can be propagated vegetatively in flowing seawater in tanks. Experiments have been conducted in small and medium sized tanks in the greenhouse to determine some of the conditions required for successful vegetative propagation. The factors tested included light, temperature, density, and nutrition. The plants used in these tests were a clone of a single plant (T4) selected on the basis on rapid growth and relative freedom from epiphytes. The use of a single clone reduces problems arising from genetic variability. The paper describes further experiments done with this clone (T4) on a somewhat larger scale, and in outdoor tanks to confirm previous results.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Marine Biosciences; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number14735
NPARC number21273646
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Record created2015-01-19
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