2014 – Volume 3, Issue 1 / (Page 1-4)

Seasonal evaluation of chemical composition of Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot distributed in Canakkale Strait (Dardanelles), Turkey

Latife Ceyda İrkin, Hüseyin Erdugan



 The significant increase of the World population in recent years has linked researchers to focus on the utilization of marine food resources additional to the terrestrial ones for human consumption. Being an important source of protein and an effective source used not only as fertilizer but also in the industry with its useful chemical content makes them a target topic for research. In the present study, temporal and spatial changes of the chemical compositions of Codium fragile were investigated. The analyses were carried out seasonally (fall, winter, spring and summer). Significant differences were recorded in the findings obtained for the species collected in relation to the seasons and stations.



 Chemical composition, Canakkale Strait, Macro algae, Codium fragile


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