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State the uses of algae

Asked by Topperlearning User 30th July 2014, 4:02 PM
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Uses of algae:

  1. Algae help to increase the level of dissolved oxygen in their immediate environment.

  2. Species of algae such as Porphyra, Laminaria and Sargassum are used as food.

  3. Hydrocolloids produced by algin and carrageen are used commercially.

  4. Commercial product agar is obtained from certain species of algae.

  5. Examples: Gelidium and Gracilaria

  6. Agar is used in the preparation of ice creams and jellies. It is also used to grow microbes in laboratories.

  7. Species such as Chlorella and Spirulina are rich in proteins and thus used as food supplements.

Answered by Expert 30th July 2014, 6:02 PM
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