Effect of Different Seed Weight and Planting Distance on the Growth Gracilaria Verrucosa (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) Cultivated Using the Vertical Rope in the Brackishwater Pond

Authors(4) :-Ruslaini, Rajuddin Syamsuddin, Dody Dh. Trijuno, Eddy Soekendarsih

Gracilaria is one type of producing agar (agarofit) seaweed which is widely found in Indonesian waters. Agar contain gelatin-based hydrocolide compounds commonly used as thickening agents in the food industry. Differences in initial biomass and spacing significantly affect the growth of seaweed. This is related to the competition of each individual seaweed in getting nutrients. The success of the planting system is influenced by the use of good quality of seeds and the appropriate weight will increase the growth. The aim of this research is to know the influence of seed weight and spacing to the specific growth of seaweed Gracilaria verrucosa  by using vertical rope method. The experimental design used was Factorial Design, where factor A (weight of seed 50 g, 100 g, and 150 g) and factor B (spacing of 20 cm, 30 cm and 40 cm). The observed variable is the specific growth rate. The result of ANOVA showed that the difference of seed weight and spacing significantly influenced (P <0.01) the growth of G. verrucosa. The highest specific growth was found on seed weight of 50 g,  5.4% day-1 and 30 cm seed distance factor of 4.2% day-1.

Authors and Affiliations

Doctoral Program of Agricultural Science, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Rajuddin Syamsuddin
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Halu Oleo University, Kendari, Indonesia
Dody Dh. Trijuno
Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia
Eddy Soekendarsih
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia

Gracilaria Verrucosa, Growth, Vertical Rope Method, Brackishwater Pond

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 10 | September-October 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-09-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 142-146
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1841012
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ruslaini, Rajuddin Syamsuddin, Dody Dh. Trijuno, Eddy Soekendarsih, " Effect of Different Seed Weight and Planting Distance on the Growth Gracilaria Verrucosa (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) Cultivated Using the Vertical Rope in the Brackishwater Pond", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.142-146, September-October-2018.
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