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Seaweed Biodiversity of India: Reviewing Current Knowledge to Identify Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities

Applied Phycology and Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Gijubhai Badheka Marg, Bhavnagar 364002, India
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad 201002, India
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Diversity 2020, 12(1), 13;
Received: 13 November 2019 / Revised: 4 December 2019 / Accepted: 9 December 2019 / Published: 25 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodiversity of Macroalgae)
Seaweeds are a renewable marine resources and have not yet received considerable attention in the field of taxonomy in India as compared to their terrestrial counterparts, essentially due to the lack of awareness of their economic potential. Although the recent inventory from the Indian region documented the presence of approximately 865 seaweed taxa, of which only a few are taxonomically well characterized, more precise information still awaits with respect to microscopic and molecular examinations of many. Thus far, in terms of spatial extent, probably only a few of the total hospitable seaweed habitats have been explored, and large portions, including island territories and subtidal waters, remain virtually untouched. Surveying those may lead to the reporting of several taxa new to science. Furthermore, more focused efforts are required to understand the endemic and endangered taxa which have high conservation implications. Considering the unprecedented pressures seaweeds are facing, including coastal pollution and human-induced global warming, it is critical to reinforce our knowledge of seaweed biodiversity. In the present communication, we intended to address the status of seaweed biodiversity in India along with the gaps, challenges, and opportunities. View Full-Text
Keywords: biodiversity; conservation; cultivation; India; resource; seaweeds biodiversity; conservation; cultivation; India; resource; seaweeds
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Mantri, V.A.; Kavale, M.G.; Kazi, M.A. Seaweed Biodiversity of India: Reviewing Current Knowledge to Identify Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities. Diversity 2020, 12, 13.

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