This book collates the latest information on Kappaphycus and Eucheuma seaweeds. The edited volume provides an important companion to anyone studying or working with what is the world's largest cultivated marine plant biomass. The contributing authors have excelled in providing information on production and present and future uses of these carrageenan-bearing seaweeds. Important elements of taxonomy, distribution and methods of cultivation and processing are presented to the reader in an accessible and easily understood format. Tropical Seaweed Farming Trends, Problems and Opportunities provides a number of valuable opinions on value addition and MUZE technologies which highlight value-chains associated with these important red algae.
1. History of Eucheuma-Kappaphycus Farming.- 2. Biodivesrity and Biogeography of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma.- 3. Biology, Physiology and Ecology.- 4. Farming Techniques.- 5. Micropropagation.- 6. Impact of 'Diseases' and Ephiphytism.- 7. Post harvest Management.- 8. Econmic dimensions of seaweed-carrageenan farming.- 9. Carrageenan characterization.- 10. Marketing (RDS, SRC-RC).- 11. Seaweed-carrageenan industry Value Chain Analysis.- 12. Product Applications.- 13. Impact of Climate Change in Eucheuma-Kappaphycus Farming.- 14. Future of Kappaphycus-Eucheuma carrageenan Indsutry.