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seaweed

(sē′wēd′)
n.
1. Any of numerous marine algae, such as a kelp, rockweed, or gulfweed.
2. A mass of such algae.
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Sargassam

Chinese medicine
A genus of brown seaweed harvested from coastal waters which is a diuretic; it is used for thyroid conditions, to reduce phlegm, and for hernia-related and testicular pain. Some data suggest that sargassam may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and have antifungal activity.
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To evaluate which of the common mesograzer species contributed most to treatment effects on macroalgae observed in the tank experiment, we measured feeding rates of each of six epifaunal species on seven species of algae in the laboratory.
Lastly, protein and fiber contents were moderately low compared to known vegetables and other macroalgae (Rodrigues et al., 2015; Bhuiyan et al., 2016; Sivaramakrishnan et al., 2017).
(2004) found relatively low gut-bacterial diversities for Haliotis discus hannai (Ino, 1953) abalone fed Laminaria macroalgae compared with those fed formulated feeds (Tanaka et al.
Ichthyoplankton samples associated with Sargassum macroalgae were extracted from the main SEAMAP database to form a more manageable data set.
Previous research studies focused on the utilization of macroalgae to synthesize carbon materials applied in fields such as catalysts, supercapacitors, and lithium-sulfur batteries [28-34].
All fermentations processes were carried out using different concentrations of carbohydrates of Gracilaria chilensis (red macroalgae) which were inoculated with a defined optical density of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, under controlled oxygen, pH and temperature conditions.
The radical differences in floristic composition among the three sites of the present study is in agreement with [16] and [4] who reported differences in algal composition of sea water according to pollution status and suggested that the correlation between the macroalgae flourishing at a specific site and the pollution status of water may point to their specificity in pollution tolerance/preference.
Photosynthetic activity estimated as in vivochlorophyll afluorescence in calcareous red macroalgae. Ciencias Marinas 42: 139-155.
Lipids in macroalgae can be divided into neutral lipids that include monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, sterols, and polar lipids that include glycolipids, phospholipids, and betaine lipids [10, 11, 13].
pinnatifida from the marine environment; anecdotal observations have demonstrated that gastropods, amphipods, seastars and even fish are sometimes unwittingly placed into catchbags by well-intentioned volunteers, since these faunal items are presumably using this invasive macroalgae for food and/or shelter.
Jacoby also said there are teams evaluating patterns of macroalgae in the Indian River Lagoon--the patchy, unrooted "weeds" that move with the tides.