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  1. Studies on the functional properties of protein concentrate of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty - an edible seaweed.

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    Suresh Kumar, K; Ganesan, K; Selvaraj, Kandasamy; Subba Rao, P V

    2014-06-15

    Protein concentrate (PC) of Kappaphycus alvarezii (cultivated on the West coast of India), was extracted and its functional properties were evaluated. The K. alvarezii PC contained 62.3 ± 1.62% proteins. At pH 12, the nitrogen solubility of this PC was 58.72 ± 1.68% in the presence of 0.5M NaCl. The emulsifying and foaming properties of this PC varied with time and pH. However, it formed remarkably stable emulsions with Jatropha oil after 720 min (i.e. E720=53.67 ± 1.59). On the other hand, maximum foaming ability (53.33 ± 2.31%) of the PC was recorded at pH 4.0. This PC had high oil (1.29 ± 0.20 ml oil/g PC) and water absorption capacity (2.22 0.04 ml H2O/g PC). DSC analysis revealed thermal transitions at about 109.25°C at neutral pH. The results obtained in this investigation suggest the suitability of K. alvarezii PC as an inexpensive source of protein; thus this PC could be incorporated into several value-added food products.

  2. Seasonal variation in nutritional composition of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty-an edible seaweed.

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    Suresh Kumar, K; Ganesan, K; Subba Rao, P V

    2015-05-01

    Seasonal variation in the proximate and mineral composition of Kappaphycus alvarezii were investigated in the present study, moreover, the relationship between the nutritive components of this seaweed and the environment were also established. Carbohydrates represented the major portion of the algae (i.e. average total carbohydrate content was 23.01 ± 1.64 g/100 g DW), while the lipid content was the lowest among the constituents investigated (0.39 ± 0.04 to 0.91 ± 0.51 g/100 g DW). The protein content of K. alvarezii varied from 12.69 ± 0.6 to 23.61 ± 0.02 g/100 g DW, and the fiber content varied between 9.68 ± 0.08 to 18.57 ± 0.15 g/100 g DW. Highest total mineral content (29939.61 ± 9340.38 mg/100 g DW) was observed in April 2005, while least values were recorded in January 2006 i.e. (10997.62 ± 1120.26 mg/100 g DW). The Na/K ratio during the study ranged from 0.34 to 0.87. All the samples showed remarkable semi-refined carrageenan (SRC) yield ranging from 42.70 ± 1.07 to 63.73 ± 1.73 % (average 53.90 ± 1.37 %), and, the samples collected during December 2004 and January 2006 demonstrated maximum gel strengths i.e. 743 ± 15.28 and 783.33 ± 15.28 g·cm(-2) respectively. Various environmental parameters influenced the chemical composition of K. alvarezii, and these parameters demonstrated seasonal fluctuations. Moreover, based on the nutritional composition obtained, it could be stated that this seaweed has great scope to be incorporated into several food products as an excellent nutritional supplement, or as a value additive in animal or pet food.

  3. Contribuição ao protocolo de monitoramento ambiental da maricultura de Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty Doty ex P.C. Silva (Areschougiaceae - Rhodophyta na baía de Sepetiba, RJ, Brasil Contribution to the environmental monitoring protocol for Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty Doty ex P.C. Silva (Areschougiaceae - Rhodophyta cultivation at Sepetiba bay, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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    Beatriz Castelar

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Kappaphycus alvarezii, uma das principais fontes de matéria prima para produção de carragenana, vem sendo cultivada em balsas flutuantes, na baía de Sepetiba, sem estudos de monitoramento ambiental. A ocorrência e o estabelecimento de esporos e de mudas desta alga exótica no ambiente marinho foram avaliados e a praticidade da metodologia aplicada foi verificada, visando à proposta de um protocolo de monitoramento ambiental para cultivos liberados para o Brasil, entre a baía de Sepetiba (RJ e a Ilha Bela (SP. Este estudo foi realizado no maior cultivo desta espécie no país, na baía de Sepetiba (23º03'50"S e 043º52'50"N, entre maio e julho/2006. Neste período, não foi observada ocorrência de mudas férteis sob cultivo tampouco estabelecimento de esporos. A ocorrência de mudas fora do sistema de cultivo foi ínfima, frente à biomassa cultivada, e restrita aos limites da fazenda marinha. Além disso, a sobrevivência de mudas transplantadas fora das balsas foi suprimida em detrimento da baixa incidência luminosa provocada pelo alto teor de material particulado em suspensão na água do mar. Concluiu-se, portanto, que a introdução de Kappaphycus alvarezii não ocasionou danos ambientais nesta baía até o momento e que o método utilizado foi adequado à avaliação do estabelecimento desta espécie no ambiente. Neste sentido, recomenda-se a aplicação permanente do método apresentado como protocolo para o cultivo de Kappaphycus alvarezii na área permitida para o Brasil, visando à manutenção da biodiversidade marinha.Kappaphycus alvarezii, one of the most important sources of raw material for carrageenan production, has been cultivated in a floating-raft system, at Sepetiba Bay, southeast Brazil, with no environmental monitoring studies. The aim of this research was to verify the occurrence and establishment of Kappaphycus alvarezii plantlets and spores in the benthic communities around the biggest Brazilian Kappaphycus

  4. REGENERASIRUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty MELALUI INDUKSI KALUS DAN EMBRIO DENGAN PENAMBAHAN HORMON PERANGSANG TUMBUH SECARA IN VITRO

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    Emma Suryati

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Regenerasi rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dilakukan dalam rangka penyediaan benih yang bermutu dan mempunyai keunggulan melalui induksi kalus dan embrio dengan penambahan hormon pertumbuhan yang diintroduksi ke dalam media kultur yang dapat memacu induksi kalus dan penebalan pigmen rumput laut. Media kultur yang digunakan adalah media Conwy padat dengan penambahan agar 0,8%-1,6%. Hormon perangsang tumbuh yang digunakan untuk memacu pertumbuhan kalus dan filamen embrio yaitu IAA (Indol acetic acid, kinetin, dan auxilin dengan konsentrasi berkisar 0,4-1 mg/L. Embrio yang dihasilkan merupakan anakan yang mempunyai sifat yang sama dengan induknya. Sintasan dan perkembangan embrio yang paling baik yaitu dengan penambahan IAA dengan konsentrasi 0,4 mg/L pada media padat. Pembentukan anakan dilakukan dengan mengiris embrio dan menumbuhkan pada media cair yang diperkaya dengan hormon yang sama. Pemeliharaan anakan pada media kultur dilakukan hingga mencapai ukuran 2-3 cm. Regeneration of seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii was done to provide high quality seed through callus and embryo induction using plant growth regulator which was introducted to the culture medium. This growth regulator can stimulate the callus induction procces and thickening the seaweed pigment. Applied medium culture was agar medium with 0.8%-1.6% concentration enriched with Conwy and the applied growth regulators were IAA (Indol acetic acid, kinetin dan auxilin with 0.4-1 mg/L concentration range. Resulted embryo has the same characteristics with the stock. The best survival rate and embryo growth was IAA treatment with 0.4 mg/L concentration. Formation of embryo was done by transferring them from solid medium to the liquid one with the same growth regulator treatment. The nursery of the seed in culture medium was carried out until it has reached 2-3 cm in size.

  5. MENGENAL RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Andi Parenrengi

    2007-06-01

    ditas ini semakin banyak diminati. Indonesia merupakan penghasil rumput laut karaginan terbesar kedua dunia setelah Filipina. Untuk mengenal lebih dekat rumput laut tersebut, makalah ini akan memberikan gambaran secara umum dari karakteristik K. alvarezii yang meliputi taksonomi, morfologi, reproduksi, eko-fisiologi, dan distribusi, serta dilengkapi dengan dukungan hasil riset mengenai pertumbuhan dan analisis genetik antara dua perbedaan warna dari spesies rumput laut tersebut.

  6. PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii DENGAN PENAMBAHAN EKSTRAK Sargassum aquifolium

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    Bambang Ali Akbar; Nunik Cokrowati; Mursal Ghazali; S Sunarpi; Aluh Nikmatullah

    2016-01-01

    Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mempelajari pengaruh penggunaan Sargassum aquifolium dengan konsentrasi dan lama waktu perendaman yang berbeda terhadap pertumbuhan Kappaphycus alvarezii, serta mengetahui pengaruh penggunaan S. aquifolium terhadap persentase kadar karaginan K. alvarezii. Penelitian menggunakan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL) dengan perlakuan faktorial yang terdiri dari dua faktor yaitu faktor 1 berupa konsentrasi ekstrak Sargassum aquifolium dan faktor 2 berupa perlakuan lama perend...

  7. PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii YANG TERKONTAMINASI EPIFIT DI PERAIRAN SUMENEP

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    Apri Arisandi; Akhmad Farid; Sri Rokhmaniati

    2013-01-01

    Peningkatan suhu musim kemarau yang relatif tinggi memicu peningkatan kontaminasi penyakit dan epifit di perairan Sumenep, sehingga mempengaruhi rata-rata pertumbuhan harian Kappaphycus alvarezii.  Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dampak kontaminasi epifit, terhadap pertumbuhan K. alvarezii di perairan Sumenep.  Penelitian dilakukan menggunakan metode budidaya dalam rakit apung, thallus K. alvarezii yang terkontaminasi epifit diamati serta dihitung rata-rata pertumbuhan hariannya.  H...

  8. PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii YANG TERKONTAMINASI EPIFIT DI PERAIRAN SUMENEP

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    Apri Arisandi

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Peningkatan suhu musim kemarau yang relatif tinggi memicu peningkatan kontaminasi penyakit dan epifit di perairan Sumenep, sehingga mempengaruhi rata-rata pertumbuhan harian Kappaphycus alvarezii.  Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dampak kontaminasi epifit, terhadap pertumbuhan K. alvarezii di perairan Sumenep.  Penelitian dilakukan menggunakan metode budidaya dalam rakit apung, thallus K. alvarezii yang terkontaminasi epifit diamati serta dihitung rata-rata pertumbuhan hariannya.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan,kontaminasi epifitmenyebabkanrata-rata pertumbuhan harian K. alvareziimenurunhingga-0,07% sampai 0,92%, oleh karena itu K. alvareziiyang telah terkontaminasiharus segera dipanen.Kata Kunci: epifit, pertumbuhan, K. alvarezii

  9. Kappaphycus alvarezii as a source of bioethanol.

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    Khambhaty, Yasmin; Mody, Kalpana; Gandhi, Mahesh R; Thampy, Sreekumaran; Maiti, Pratyush; Brahmbhatt, Harshad; Eswaran, Karuppanan; Ghosh, Pushpito K

    2012-01-01

    The present study describes production of bio-ethanol from fresh red alga, Kappaphycus alvarezii. It was crushed to expel sap--a biofertilizer--while residual biomass was saccharified at 100 °C in 0.9 N H2SO4. The hydrolysate was repeatedly treated with additional granules to achieve desired reducing sugar concentration. The best yields for saccharification, inclusive of sugar loss in residue, were 26.2% and 30.6% (w/w) at laboratory (250 g) and bench (16 kg) scales, respectively. The hydrolysate was neutralized with lime and the filtrate was desalted by electrodialysis. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCIM 3523) was used for ethanol production from this non-traditional bio-resource. Fermentation at laboratory and bench scales converted ca. 80% of reducing sugar into ethanol in near quantitative selectivity. A petrol vehicle was successfully run with E10 gasoline made from the seaweed-based ethanol. Co-production of ethanol and bio-fertilizer from this seaweed may emerge as a promising alternative to land-based bio-ethanol.

  10. KAJIAN PENDAHULUAN PEMBIBITAN RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii MELALUI PENGEMBANGAN SPORA

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    Syamsuddin, Rajuddin

    2015-01-01

    Dalam budidaya rumput laut Eucheuma cottonii (Kappaphycus alvarezii) di Indonesia, tallus yang telah belasan tahun digunakan sebagai bibit dari panen budidaya sebelumnya, dapat mengalami penurunan kualitas sehingga dapat menyebabkan penurunan kualitas dan produksi rumput laut yang dihasilkan. Salah satu teknik penyediaan bibit yang diharapkan dapat mengatasi masalah tersebut adalah dengan teknik penyediaan bibit melalui persporaan. Penelitian pelepasan spora dan perkembangannya menjadi ...

  11. Detoxification of acidic catalyzed hydrolysate of Kappaphycus alvarezii (cottonii).

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    Meinita, Maria Dyah Nur; Hong, Yong-Ki; Jeong, Gwi-Taek

    2012-01-01

    Red seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii, holds great promise for use in biofuel production due to its high carbohydrate content. In this study, we investigated the effect of fermentation inhibitors to the K. alvarezii hydrolysate on cell growth and ethanol fermentation. In addition, detoxification of fermentation inhibitors was performed to decrease the fermentation inhibitory effect. 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid, which are liberated from acidic hydrolysis, was also observed in the hydrolysate of K. alvarezii. These compounds inhibited ethanol fermentation. In order to remove these inhibitors, activated charcoal and calcium hydroxide were introduced. The efficiency of activated charcoals was examined and over-liming was used to remove the inhibitors. Activated charcoal was found to be more effective than calcium hydroxide to remove the inhibitors. Detoxification by activated charcoal strongly improved the fermentability of dilute acid hydrolysate in the production of bioethanol from K. alvarezii with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The optimal detoxifying conditions were found to be below an activated charcoal concentration of 5%.

  12. PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii DENGAN PENAMBAHAN EKSTRAK Sargassum aquifolium

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    Bambang Ali Akbar

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mempelajari pengaruh penggunaan Sargassum aquifolium dengan konsentrasi dan lama waktu perendaman yang berbeda terhadap pertumbuhan Kappaphycus alvarezii, serta mengetahui pengaruh penggunaan S. aquifolium terhadap persentase kadar karaginan K. alvarezii. Penelitian menggunakan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL dengan perlakuan faktorial yang terdiri dari dua faktor yaitu faktor 1 berupa konsentrasi ekstrak Sargassum aquifolium dan faktor 2 berupa perlakuan lama perendaman. Faktor 1 terdiri atas 4 perlakuan konsentrasi perendaman yaitu kontrol (K0, konsentrasi 5% (K1, 10% (K2, 15% (K3. Faktor 2 terdiri atas 3 taraf yaitu lama perendaman 30 menit (T1, 60 menit (T2 dan 90 menit (T3.  Data variabel penelitian dianalisis menggunakan analisis sidik ragam (ANOVA pada taraf kesalahan 5%. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pemberian ekstrak Sargassum aquifolium tidak memberikan pengaruh terhadap pertumbuhan rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii. Perlakuan K1T3 (perendaman dengan konsentrasi 5% selama 90 menit menunjukkan hasil tertinggi dari perlakuan lainnya, nilai laju pertumbuhan spesifik 6.11%, pertumbuhan mutlak 663.89 gram, berat kering 197.80 gr dan nilai kadar karaginan yaitu 53.33%. Berat kering terendah diperoleh pada perlakuan K3T3 (perendaman dengan konsentrasi 15% selama 90 menit. Kesimpulan penelitian ini adalah pemberian ekstrak Sargassum aquifolium tidak memiliki pengaruh nyata terhadap pertumbuhan Kappaphycus alvarezii dan kadar karaginan tertinggi adalah 53.33% terdapat pada perlakuan  konsentrasi ekstrak Sargassum aquifolium 5% dengan perendaman selama 90 menit.Kata Kunci: berat kering, ekstrak, karaginan, perendaman, pertumbuhan.GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF Kappaphycus alvarezii WITH ADDING Sargassum aquifolium EXTRACTABSTRACTThis research purpose is to study the effect of adding Sargassum aquifolium extract dan time of submersion for growth performance and carrageenan content of Kappaphycus alvarezii. This research

  13. ANALYSIS OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF MARINE ALGAE KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZII USING THREE SOLVENT EXTRACTS

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    V. Prabha*, D.J. Prakash and P.N. Sudha

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The seaweeds are economically valuable resources, used as food, fodder, fertilizer and medicine and thus useful to mankind in many ways. In the present study, Kappaphycus alvarezii, a marine alga, has been analysed for the presence of bioactive products using three solvent extracts. Antimicrobial activity was also done using the same extracts of seaweed. The results revealed that the selected seaweed has active secondary metabolites and also exhibited antimicrobial activity, mainly in the methanolic extract of Kappaphycus alvarezii.

  14. KAJIAN PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii HASIL KULTUR JARINGAN PADA PERLAKUAN SUHU YANG BERBEDA

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    Apri Arisandi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Saat ini awal dan akhir periode budidaya rumput laut sudah tidak dapat dipastikan lagi karena mengalami pergeseran yang diduga akibat perubahan iklim global.  Hal tersebut mengakibatkan gagal panen dan rendahnya rendemen karaginan.  Salah satu cara untuk mengetahui dampak perubahan iklim terhadap budidaya rumput laut (Kappaphycus alvarezii adalah dengan mengkaji parameter kualitas air yang mempengaruhi pertumbuhannya yaitu suhu.  Melalui penelitian ini diharapkan diperoleh temuan baru mengenai pengaruh suhu terhadap pertumbuhan rumput laut.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa, Kappaphycus alvarezii yang diberi perlakuan suhu 200C, 250C, 300C, 350C dan 400C tidak menunjukkan perbedaan yang nyata terhadap rata-rata pertumbuhan hariannya. Kata kunci: suhu, pertumbuhan, Kappaphycus alvarezii

  15. Sub-chronic toxicity and heavy metal toxicity study on Kappaphycus alvarezii in albino rats

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    AbiramiRG; KowsalyaS

    2012-01-01

    Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the toxicity of Kappaphycus alvarezii methanolic extracts in albino rats. Methods: Sub-chronic toxicity was tested with a single dose of intraperitonal administration of the extract as per the OECD guidelines in the experimental group rats and the control group rats was fed with standard diet and water ad libitum. Mortality, behaviour changes, clinical signs and symptoms, food intake, body weight and any abnormalities of the visceral organs were observed. Results: The results revealed that the algal extract resulted in neither mortality nor any abnormalities. The Most of the serum biochemical parameters and hematological values were similar in control and experimental groups, histopathological examination of the vital organs like liver, kidney, spleen, brain and heart revealed no obvious abnormality in the control group and Kappaphycus alvarezii treated group. Conclusion: It may be concluded that Kappaphycus alvarezii rich in nutrient and nutraceutial potentials and also safety food for human consumption.

  16. ISOLASI DAN KULTUR PROTOPLAS RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DI LABORATORIUM

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    Emma Suryati

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Isolasi protoplas rumput laut K. alvarezii, telah dilakukan dalam rangka penyiapan protoplas untuk penyilangan melalui fusi protoplas. Metode yang digunakan antara lain melalui cara kimia dengan melisis tallus rumput laut dengan campuran enzim komersial, kemudian enzim yang berasal dari viscera keong mas baik yang segar maupun yang beku, dengan media kultur yang digunakan pada pemeliharaan makro algae antara lain Conwy, PES, dan air laut steril. Tallus rumput laut yang digunakan berasal dari bagian pangkal, tengah dan ujung. Protoplas yang hidup diuji menggunakan evans blue 0,1%, hormon perangsang tumbuh yang digunakan pada media pertumbuhan antara lain auxin, IAA, dan Kinetin. Pengamatan dilakukan terhadap jumlah protoplas hidup, pertumbuhan, dan sintasan.  Hasil percobaan memperlihatkan bahwa enzim yang paling baik digunakan adalah campuran enzim komersial dengan media kultur Conwy dengan jumlah protoplas mencapai 19,8 x 106 sel/mL, bagian tallus yang paling baik adalah bagian pangkal berkisar antara 8,1x106 hingga 18,8 x 106 sel/ mL.  Perangsang tumbuh yang paling baik adalah auxin. Filamen terbentuk setelah 5 hari dengan fotoperiod L:D=12:12. Isolation of seaweed’s protoplast Kappaphycus alvarezii had been done to provide protoplast for crossbreeding purpose by protoplast fusion. The method was chemically done by lyses of tallus used commercial enzyme mixture, enzyme from viscera of snail both fresh and frozen, culture media were Conwy (CW, PES, and sterile sea water (SSW which were used to maintain the macro algae. Part of used tallus were upper, middle and tip of tallus. The viable protoplast was examined by using 0.1% evans blue and the growth-stimulating hormone were auxin, IAA, and Kinetin. Observation was concerned to the amount of viable protoplast, the growth, and the long live. Result showed that the best enzyme was commercial enzyme mixture with Conwy as the best culture media, provided protoplast until 19.8 x 106 cell/mL. The

  17. Changes of Photosynthetic Behaviors in Kappaphycus alvarezii Infected by Epiphyte

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    Tong Pang; Jianguo Liu; Qian Liu; Wei Lin

    2011-01-01

    Epiphytic filamentous algae (EFA) were noted as a serious problem to reduce the production and quality of K. alvarezii. The morphological studies revealed that the main epiphyte on K. alvarezii was Neosiphonia savatieri in China. Though the harmful effects of EFA on the production of K. alvarezii have been reported, the detailed mechanism of the N. savatieri in limiting the production of K. alvarezii has not been studied yet. The present paper studied the effects of N. savatieri infection on ...

  18. PENGARUH MASA TANAM TERHADAP KUALITAS RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Rohama Daud

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Budidaya rumput laut memliki peranan yang sangat penting dalam usaha meningkatkan produksi perikanan serta memenuhi kebutuhan pangan dan gizi. Beberapa kendala yang masih dijumpai di lapangan antara lain kualitas hasil panen yang masih rendah akibat pemanenan rumput laut yang lebih awal dari waktu panen yang seharusnya (6-7 minggu, akibat permintaan rumput laut cukup tinggi. Percobaan ini bertujuan untuk memperlihatkan kandungan nilai gizi rumput laut yang dipanen pada masa tanam 10, 20, dan 30 hari. Jenis rumput laut yang ditanam adalah Kappaphycus alvarezii yang dibudidayakan di sekitar perairan Teluk Maumere Desa Kojadoi Kecamatan Alok Timur Kabupaten Sikka, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Metode budidaya rumput laut yang digunakan adalah metode tali panjang (long line, dengan panjang tali 35 m sebanyak 750 bentangan. Jarak antara bentangan 1 m, jarak tanam yang diaplikasikan adalah 15 cm, dengan bobot awal bibit 50 g. Setiap 10 hari sampel diambil secara acak untuk dianalisis proksimatnya (kadar air, protein, karbohidrat, serat, dan abu, sehingga diperoleh masa tanam 10, 20, dan 30 hari. Sebelum dianalisis, rumput laut tersebut dijemur selama 3 hari sampai kering. Untuk mengetahui kadar air, abu, lemak, dan serat kasar, rumput laut dianalisis dengan menggunakan metode gravimetrik, sedang kadar protein dan BETN dengan metode trimetri. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kadar air, abu, lemak, dan bahan ekstrak tanpa nitrogen (BETN menurun seiring dengan lamanya masa tanam, sedangkan kadar protein dan serat kasar meningkat seiring dengan lamanya masa tanam.

  19. Changes of Photosynthetic Behaviors in Kappaphycus alvarezii Infected by Epiphyte.

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    Pang, Tong; Liu, Jianguo; Liu, Qian; Lin, Wei

    2011-01-01

    Epiphytic filamentous algae (EFA) were noted as a serious problem to reduce the production and quality of K. alvarezii. The morphological studies revealed that the main epiphyte on K. alvarezii was Neosiphonia savatieri in China. Though the harmful effects of EFA on the production of K. alvarezii have been reported, the detailed mechanism of the N. savatieri in limiting the production of K. alvarezii has not been studied yet. The present paper studied the effects of N. savatieri infection on photosynthetic behaviors in K. alvarezii by detecting chlorophyll fluorescence transient in vivo. The results revealed that damage of oxygen-evolving complex (OEC), decrease of active reaction centers (RCs), and the plastoquinone (PQ) pool as well as significant reduction in the performance indexes (PI) of PSII were caused by the infection of N. savatieri. The influence of N. savatieri on photosynthetic activity of K. alvarezii should be one of the important reasons to reduce the production of K. alvarezii infected by N. savatieri.

  20. Comparison of total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Kappaphycus alvarezii from Langkawi and Semporna

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    Mohamed, Norhidayu; Abdullah, Aminah

    2016-11-01

    The total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Kappaphycus alvarezii obtained from Langkawi, Kedah and Semporna, Sabah were evaluated. The total phenolic content (TPC) of the extracts were determined according to the Folin Ciocalteau method and results were expressed as gallic acid equivalents. The antioxidant activities of the extracts were determined by three methods namely Free Radical Scavenging Activity (DPPH), Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) and Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC). Both of the TPC and FRAP assays showed that seaweed from Semporna, Sabah significantly (p0.05) between the samples. Pearson coefficient correlation test, showed that there was a positive correlation (p<0.01) between TPC and antioxidant activity (FRAP assay) (r=0.980) and thus it can be concluded that the phenolic compounds was a contributor of the antioxidant activity in Kappaphycus alvarezii.

  1. Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass: a potential biosorbent for chromium ions removal.

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    Kang, Oon Lee; Ramli, Nazaruddin; Said, Mamot; Ahmad, Musa; Yasir, Suhaimi Md; Ariff, Arbakariya

    2011-01-01

    The Cr(III) sorption experiments onto Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass were conducted at different pH values (2-6) under the conditions of initial metal concentration of 10-50 mg/L and the chemical compositions of Cr-Cu and Cr-Cd. The Cr(III) sorption capacities were slightly dependent on pH, and the maximum sorption capacity was 0.86 mg/g at pH 3. The sorption capacities increased with increase in the initial metal concentration, whereas it was suppressed by the presence of Cu(II) and Cd(III) in the solution. The Cr(III) sorption equilibrium was evaluated using Langmuir, Freundlich and BET isotherms. The sorption mechanisms were characterised using scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The main mechanisms were ion exchange coupled with a complexation mechanism. Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass represents a potential for Cr(III) ion removal from aqueous solution.

  2. Laju Pertumbuhan SomatikKappaphycus alvarezii Di Perairan Desa Sathean Kecamatan Kei Kecil Kabupaten Maluku Tenggara

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    Nally Y.G.F. Erbabley

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    Full Text Available Rumput laut Kappaphycus alvareziidijadikan unggulan bagi pengembangan dan peningkatan komoditi sumber daya laut di Maluku Tenggara dan merupakan komoditas unggulan yang ditetapkan oleh PEMDA Maluku Tenggara. Aspek penting dan karakteristik menguntungkan yang berkaitan dengan pengembangan budidaya rumput laut ini antara lain meliputi aspek ekonomi, Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui laju pertumbuhan harian (pertumbuhan somatik Kappaphycus alvarezii varieatas hijau dan coklatdi perairan desa Sathean Kecamatan Kei Kecil Kabupaten Maluku Tenggara.Penelitian dilakukan di perairan desa Sathean pada bulan Januari-September 2013 dengan 2 (dua perlakuan bibit yang dipelihara selama 6 kali musim tanam.Pemeliharaan Kappaphycus alvarezii menggunakan metode longline. Hasil penelitian menunjukanparameter kualitas air diamati secara in-situ selama pemeliharaan berlangsung.Oksigen terlarut (DO pada stasiun I - III berkisar antara 3.4-4.58  ppm,  suhu  300C,  salinitas  antara  27-32  ppt,  pH  berkisara  antara  8.15-8.26. Sedangkan nilai nitrit (NO2 0.009 mg/L, nitrat (NO3 < 5 mg/L,  ammonia (NH3 berkisar antara 0.0010– 0.126mg/L dan phosphat (PO4 berkisar antara <0.25 mg/L.Laju pertumbuhan harian dan laju pertumbuhan rata-rata harian Kappaphycus alvarezii selama pemeliharaan (42 hari adalah nilai rata-rata pengukuran rumpur laut pada long line 1- long line 5, dengan periode penanaman I - IV di desa Sathean diperoleh untuk bibit varietas hijau (BHT berat rata-rata tertinggi ditemukan pada periode penanaman IV pada long line 4 dengan berat yaitu 407 gr sedangkan nilai rata-rata terendah ditemukan pada periode penanaman I pada long line 5 dengan berat 24 gr. Sebaliknya berat  rata-rata rumput laut dengan bibit varietas coklat (BCT ditemukan bahwa berat tertinggi masih pada periode ke IV long line ke 2, dengan berat 427 gr sedangkan berat terendah ditemukan pada periode penanaman I long line 5 dengan berat 52 gr. Waktu tanam pada bulan

  3. KAJIAN PERTUMBUHAN Kappaphycus alvarezii HASIL KULTUR JARINGAN PADA PERLAKUAN SUHU YANG BERBEDA

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    Apri Arisandi; Marsoedi, M; Happy Nursyam; Aida Sartimbul

    2011-01-01

    Saat ini awal dan akhir periode budidaya rumput laut sudah tidak dapat dipastikan lagi karena mengalami pergeseran yang diduga akibat perubahan iklim global.  Hal tersebut mengakibatkan gagal panen dan rendahnya rendemen karaginan.  Salah satu cara untuk mengetahui dampak perubahan iklim terhadap budidaya rumput laut (Kappaphycus alvarezii) adalah dengan mengkaji parameter kualitas air yang mempengaruhi pertumbuhannya yaitu suhu.  Melalui penelitian ini diharapkan diperoleh temuan baru mengen...

  4. Cultivation of the red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii in Brazil and its pharmacological potential

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    Leila Hayashi; Reis,Renata P.

    2012-01-01

    Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) is a red algae widely cultivated as the main source of raw material for the carrageenan industry. This hydrocolloid is normally used in the food industry as a gelling and stabilizing agent. The facility of its commercial farming based on vegetative propagation promoted the success of the aquaculture of this macroalgae that consequently stimulated studies focusing on new potential uses of this resource. This work presents a brief review of the s...

  5. REGENERASI DAN PERBANYAKAN RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii HASIL TRANSFORMASI GEN SUPEROKSIDA DISMUTASE (MaSOD)

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    Emma Suryati; Hidayah Triana; Utut Widiastuti; Andi Tenriulo

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    Transformasi gen superoxide dismutase (MaSOD) pada rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii menggunakan Agrobacterium tumefacient telah dilakukan secara in vitro. Transformasi gen MaSOD ke dalam genom rumput laut diharapkan dapat mengurangi cekaman oksidatif terutama yang disebabkan oleh perubahan suhu, salinitas, dan cemaran logam di perairan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk regenerasi rumput laut hasil introduksi gen MaSOD dan non-transgenik pada labu kultur. Regenerasi dan perbanyakan rumput laut ...

  6. Comparison of Penaeus monodon (Crustacea,Penaeidae growth between commercial feed vscommercial shrimp feed supplemented with Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Solieriaceaeseaweed sap

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    Kotiya Anil S.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The consumer of seafood relates the potential development of animals to the constant use of commercial growth promoters. Nevertheless, nowadays with the development of non antibiotic feed additives, cultured shrimps performance has improved to great level. Present experiment was carried conducted from 27th May 2009 to 11th October 2009 in shrimp grow out ponds at Diu (U.T region of Saurashtra coast. The stocking density of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798 was 7.5 no/m2 in both the culture ponds. Good survival rate (89.70%, average daily growth (0.277, total biomass(2007.48 kg and less Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR (1.26:1 were obtained from Kappaphycus alvarezii(Doty Doty ex P. C. Silva, 1996 sap incorporated in pellet fed shrimps of pond 2, compare to control pond survival rate (73.70%, average daily growth (0.242, total biomass (1476.9 and high FCR(1.52:1 from control pellet fed shrimps of pond 1. There was no significant differences in temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and salinity, whereas micro-nutrients in water parameter vary during last month of culture period. The present investigation concluded that used ofK. alvarezii sap to the shrimp feed has enhanced growth in term of survival rate from 73.70% to 89.70%, average daily growth from0.242 to 0.277 and total biomass weight from 1476.9 kg to 2007.48 kg when compare to control pond shrimps and is economically viable approach in terms of profit. K. alvarezii is rich in micro nutrient, which can boost up the tiger shrimp growth in fewer days of culture.

  7. Screening of biodiesel production from waste tuna oil (Thunnus sp.), seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii and Gracilaria sp.

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    Alamsjah, Mochammad Amin; Abdillah, Annur Ahadi; Mustikawati, Hutami; Atari, Suci Dwi Purnawa

    2017-09-01

    Biodiesel has several advantages over solar. Compared to solar, biodiesel has more eco-friendly characteristic and produces lower greenhouse gas emissions. Biodiesel that is made from animal fats can be produced from fish oil, while other alternative sources from vegetable oils are seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii and Gracilaria sp. Waste tuna oil (Thunnus sp.) in Indonesia is commonly a side product of tuna canning industries known as tuna precook oil; on the other hand, seaweed Gracilaria sp. and Kappaphycus alvarezii are commonly found in Indonesia's seas. Seaweed waste that was used in the present study was 100 kg and in wet condition, and the waste oil was 10 liter. The seaweed was extracted with soxhletation method that used n-hexane as the solvent. To produce biodiesel, trans esterification was performed on the seaweed oil that was obtained from the soxhletation process and waste tuna oil. Biodiesel manufactured from seaweed K. alvarezii obtained the best score in flash point, freezing point, and viscosity test. However, according to level of manufacturing efficiency, biodiesel from waste tuna oil is more efficient and relatively easier compared to biodiesel from waste K. alvarezii and Gracilaria sp.

  8. Changes of Photosynthetic Behaviors in Kappaphycus alvarezii Infected by Epiphyte

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    Tong Pang

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Epiphytic filamentous algae (EFA were noted as a serious problem to reduce the production and quality of K. alvarezii. The morphological studies revealed that the main epiphyte on K. alvarezii was Neosiphonia savatieri in China. Though the harmful effects of EFA on the production of K. alvarezii have been reported, the detailed mechanism of the N. savatieri in limiting the production of K. alvarezii has not been studied yet. The present paper studied the effects of N. savatieri infection on photosynthetic behaviors in K. alvarezii by detecting chlorophyll fluorescence transient in vivo. The results revealed that damage of oxygen-evolving complex (OEC, decrease of active reaction centers (RCs, and the plastoquinone (PQ pool as well as significant reduction in the performance indexes (PI of PSII were caused by the infection of N. savatieri. The influence of N. savatieri on photosynthetic activity of K. alvarezii should be one of the important reasons to reduce the production of K. alvarezii infected by N. savatieri.

  9. IN VITRO GROWTH RATE OF Kappaphycus alvarezii MICROPROPAGULE AND EMBRYO BY ENRICHMENT MEDIUM WITH SEAWEED EXTRACT

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    Emma Suryati

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The development of micropropagule and embryo of seaweed depend on nutrient and fertilizer used. Seaweed has been reported contain hormone regulators such as auxine, cytokinine, gibbereline, and various minerals applied in stimulating the growth ocra plant and wheat culture. The objectives of this study were to determine the potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii extract and its optimal concentration in accelerating of Kappaphycus alvarezii micropropagule and embryo growth. Micropropagule and embryo produced through callus induction were planted into PES 1/20 liquid medium supplemented with seaweed extract at the concentrations of 0 (control, 25, 50, 75, and 100 μL in 10 mL of medium. The results showed that medium enrichment with 50 μL of seaweed extract had the highest survival rate and growth of thallus. In addition, this concentration was also resulted in a good performance of K. alvarezii thallus with the lighter color. The advantage of this study for seaweed cultivation in Indonesia, among others, seaweed can be used as fertilizer, especially in the maintenance of seaweed seed, so that cultivation can be better develop.

  10. Cultivation of the red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii in Brazil and its pharmacological potential

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    Leila Hayashi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales is a red algae widely cultivated as the main source of raw material for the carrageenan industry. This hydrocolloid is normally used in the food industry as a gelling and stabilizing agent. The facility of its commercial farming based on vegetative propagation promoted the success of the aquaculture of this macroalgae that consequently stimulated studies focusing on new potential uses of this resource. This work presents a brief review of the studies related to K. alvarezii cultivation in southern and southeastern Brazil, the latest discoveries in the world concerning pharmacological studies with this species and the advantages of the use of carrageenan as a source of dietary fiber, cholesterol reducer, and antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-cancer compounds, as well as the effects in hemagglutination activity.

  11. ANALISIS POLA MUSIM TANAM RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii MELALUI PENDEKATAN KESESUAIAN LAHAN DI NUSA PENIDA, BALI

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    I Nyoman Radiarta

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Usaha budidaya rumput laut sangat dipengaruhi oleh lokasi dan iklim. Penyusunan pola musim tanam rumput laut yang benar dapat membantu dalam keberlanjutan usaha budidaya. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menganalisis pola musim tanam rumput laut, Kappaphycus alvarezii, berdasarkan pendekatan kesesuaian lahan pengembangan budidaya rumput laut di Nusa Penida, Bali. Data dikumpulkan pada bulan Mei dan September 2013. Kesesuaian lahan dianalisis secara spasial berdasarkan sistem informasi geografis, dengan memadukan antara faktor kualitas perairan dan sosialinfrastruktur. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa bulan Mei merupakan bulan yang sesuai untuk K. alvarezii dibandingkan dengan bulan September. Kawasan Pulau Nusa Lembongan dan Nusa Ceningan merupakan kawasan yang lebih sensitif terhadap perubahan kondisi perairan. Hasil penelitian ini dapat dijadikan acuan dalam penyusunan strategi musim tanam di Nusa Penida.

  12. Development and phytochemical content analysis of bun incorporated with Kappaphycus Alvarezii seaweed powder

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    Sasue, Anita; Kasim, Zalifah Mohd

    2016-11-01

    Consumer awareness of the importance of functional foods has greatly grown in the past years. Functional foods with elevated levels of antioxidants are of high demand because of its associated health benefits. As bread is a common component in our daily diet, it may be convenient food to deliver antioxidants at a high concentration. The main approach of this study is to incorporate Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed powder (SWP) and white flour in the bun formulation in order to develop seaweed bun with higher level of phytochemicals. The fresh Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweeds were washed, soaked in distilled water overnight, dried in a cabinet dryer at 40°C for 24 hours and ground into fine powder using universal miller. There were five different percentages of SWP incorporated into bun that were formulation A - control (0% SWP), B (3% SWP), C (6% SWP), D (9% SWP) and E (12% SWP). All the samples were undergone texture, total phenolic content and DPPH analysis. Seaweed concentration had most significant effect on phytochemical constituents of the bun with TPC (35.07 GAE, mg/100g) and DPPH activity (49.02%) maximized when 12% SWP was incorporated into the flour (P<0.05). The incorporation of the SWP also gives significant effects towards the texture of the bun where the bun becomes harder and denser as compared to the control.

  13. Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass: A potential biosorbent for chromium ions removal

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    Oon Lee Kang; Nazaruddin Ramli; Mamot Said; Musa Ahmad; Suhaimi Md Yasir; Arbakariya Ariff

    2011-01-01

    The Cr(Ⅲ) sorption experiments onto Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass were conducted at different pH values (2-6) under the conditions of initial metal concentration of 10-50 mg/L and the chemical compositions of Cr-Cu and Ct-Cd.The Cr(Ⅲ) sorption capacities were slightly dependent on pH, and the maximum sorption capacity was 0.86 mg/g at pH 3.The sorption capacities increased with increase in the initial metal concentration, whereas it was suppressed by the presence of Cu(Ⅱ) and Cd(Ⅲ) in the solution.The Cr(Ⅲ) sorption equilibrium was evaluated using Langmuir, Freundlich and BET isotherms.The sorption mechanisms were characterised using scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.The main mechanisms were ion exchange coupled with a complexation mechanism.Kappaphycus alvarezii waste biomass represents a potential for Ct(Ⅲ) ion removal from aqueous solution.

  14. Evaluation of hyper thermal acid hydrolysis of Kappaphycus alvarezii for enhanced bioethanol production.

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    Ra, Chae Hun; Nguyen, Trung Hau; Jeong, Gwi-Taek; Kim, Sung-Koo

    2016-06-01

    Hyper thermal (HT) acid hydrolysis of Kappaphycus alvarezii, a red seaweed, was optimized to 12% (w/v) seaweed slurry content, 180mM H2SO4 at 140°C for 5min. The maximum monosaccharide concentration of 38.3g/L and 66.7% conversion from total fermentable monosaccharides of 57.6g/L with 120gdw/L K. alvarezii slurry were obtained from HT acid hydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification. HT acid hydrolysis at a severity factor of 0.78 efficiently converted the carbohydrates of seaweed to monosaccharides and produced a low concentration of inhibitory compounds. The levels of ethanol production by separate hydrolysis and fermentation with non-adapted and adapted Kluyveromyces marxianus to high concentration of galactose were 6.1g/L with ethanol yield (YEtOH) of 0.19 at 84h and 16.0g/L with YEtOH of 0.42 at 72h, respectively. Development of the HT acid hydrolysis process and adapted yeast could enhance the overall ethanol fermentation yields of K. alvarezii seaweed.

  15. KARAKTERISASI GENETIKA RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii YANG DIBUDIDAYAKAN DI SULAWESI SELATAN

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    Andi Parenrengi

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Karakterisasi genetika rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii telah dilakukan dengan menggunakan teknik Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD dengan tujuan untuk mengetahui variasi genetika rumput laut K. alvarezii dari beberapa lokasi budi daya di Sulawesi Selatan yakni Polmas, Pinrang, Takalar, dan Bantaeng. Sampel dipreservasi dengan menggunakan larutan TNES-Urea sebelum ekstraksi DNA. Ekstraksi genom DNA dilakukan dengan menggunakan metode konvensional fenol-khloroform. Amplifikasi DNA dilakukan dengan teknik Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR. Untuk dokumentasi riset, hasil PCR dielektroforesis pada agarosa gel dengan menggunakan buffer TBE. Data dianalisis menggunakan program Tools for Population Genetic Analyses (TFPGA. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kelima “primers” (P-40, P-50, DALRP, Ca01, dan Ca-02 yang digunakan dapat menghasilkan beberapa fragmen spesifik yang mengindikasikan fragmen spesifik spesies dan lokasi budi daya K. alvarezii. Keragaan genetika intra dan inter lokasi rumput laut menunjukkan variasi yang relatif kecil yang ditandai dengan rendahnya perbedaan jumlah/ukuran fragmen DNA, polimorfisme, indeks similaritas, dan jarak genetikanya. Total fragmen yang didapatkan dari lima primer adalah 47—55 pada ukuran fragmen 175—2.600 bp, sedangkan polimorfisme dan indeks similaritas masing-masing adalah 3,6%—31,0% dan 0,79%—0,99%. Jarak genetika antar beberapa lokasi K. alvarezii berkisar antara 0,1758—0,5689 di mana kekerabatan yang terdekat didapatkan antara Takalar dan Bantaeng. Genetic characterization of seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii was observed using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD technique to reveal the genetic variability of seaweed from different locations in South Sulawesi. The sample of farmed seaweed K. alvarezii was collected from Polmas, Pinrang, Takalar, and Bantaeng. Genomic DNA was extracted by using the conventional method of phenol-chloroform. Sample was preserved by TNES-Urea buffer prior to

  16. Molecular and rheological characterization of carrageenan solutions extracted from Kappaphycus alvarezii.

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    Webber, Vanessa; de Carvalho, Sabrina Matos; Barreto, Pedro Luiz Manique

    2012-11-06

    This study evaluates and relates the molecular and rheological characteristics of native carrageenan obtained from Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed. Native carrageenan was extracted by a differentiated methodology by atomization drying process, which reduces the time for obtaining carrageenan dry powder and minimizes costs and environmental damages. Rheological properties of native carrageenan were compared with a commercial carrageenan grade. Molecular properties were performed by SAXS and GPC analysis and the rheological properties by DMTA and stress relaxation tests. Molecular analysis proved a folded and compact molecular structure and indicated the presence of chains with different molecular weights for native carrageenan. The results obtained showed that the helix-coil transition occurs at temperature about 50 °C. The native and commercial grade carrageenan presented the characteristic of viscoelastic materials and their gel properties show a higher contribution from solid elastic component, and the initial force (F(0)) was higher in commercial carrageenan than native one.

  17. Development, characterization and potential applications of edible film from seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii)

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    Moey, Siah Watt; Abdullah, Aminah; Ahmad, Ishak

    2014-09-01

    A new patent pending process is proposed in this study to produce edible film directly from seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii). Seaweed together with other ingredients had been used to produce the film through casting technique. Physical and mechanical tests were performed on the edible film to examine the thickness, colour, transparency, solubility, tensile strength, elongation at break, water permeability rate, oxygen permeability rate and surface morphology. The produced film was transparent, stretchable, sealable and have basic properties for applications in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, toiletries and also agricultural industries. Edible film was successfully developed directly from dry seaweed instead of using alginate and carrageenan. The edible film processing method developed in this research was easier and cheaper compared with the method by using alginate and carrageenan.

  18. ANALISIS KESESUAIAN LAHAN BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT (Kappaphycus alvarezii DI KABUPATEN PARIGI MOUTONG PROVINSI SULAWESI TENGAH

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    Hasnawi Hasnawi

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Budidaya rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii merupakan aktivitas dominan budidaya laut di Kabupaten Parigi Moutong. Namun demikian belum ada data dan informasi mengenai kesesuaian lahan maupun sarana penunjangnya. Untuk itu dilaksanakan penelitian yang bertujuan untuk mengetahui kesesuaian lahan untuk budidaya rumput laut, serta sarana penunjangnya di Kabupaten Parigi Moutong. Metode survai diaplikasikan dalam pengambilan data terutama data primer. Model kesesuaian lahan untuk budidaya rumput laut di Kabupaten Parigi Moutong disusun berdasarkan model hirarki. Analisis kesesuaian lahan dilakukan secara spasial dengan memadukan antara SIG dan multicriteria analysis. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa secara umum, kondisi perairan pesisir Kabupaten Parigi Moutong dapat mendukung usaha budidaya rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dengan metode tali panjang. Perairan pesisir Parigi Moutong dicirikan dengan kisaran pasang surut 1,38 m dan rata-rata kecepatan arus 0,11 m/detik; kecerahan 12,51 m; kedalaman 24,06 m; suhu 29,47oC; salinitas 32,95 ppt; pH 8,14; dan oksigen terlarut 6,77 mg/L. Substrat dasar perairan didominasi oleh karang yaitu 27% dari total titik pengamatan. Kondisi masyarakat di kawasan Minapolitan sangat mendukung dalam pengembangan usaha budidaya rumput laut. Dari hasil analisis dapat ditentukan bahwa sepanjang pesisir pantai layak untuk dikembangkan budidaya rumput laut dengan total luas 61.804 ha, mulai dari Kecamatan Ampibabo, Kasimbar, dan Tinombo. Lokasi yang memiliki tingkat sangat sesuai (S1 seluas 9.350 ha (15,13%, sesuai (S2 seluas 52.265 ha (84,57%, dan cukup sesuai (S3 seluas 189 ha (0,31%.

  19. Growth, Morphology and Growth Related Hormone Level in Kappaphycus alvarezii Produced by Mass Selection in Gorontalo Waters, Indonesia

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    Siti Fadilah; Alimuddin; Petrus Rani Pong-Masak; Joko Santoso; Andi Parenrengi

    2016-01-01

    The use of high quality seed can support the success of the seaweed cultivation. This study was conducted to evaluate the growth performance, morphology and growth related hormone level of brown strain seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii seed produced by mass selection. Selection was performed in the Tomini Gulf, Gorontalo, based on mass selection of seaweed seed protocol with a slight modification in cut-off 10% of the highest daily growth rate. Selection was carried out for four generations. The ...

  20. UJI AKTIVITAS ANTIBAKTERI EKSTRAK RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DAN Eucheuma denticullatum TERHADAP BAKTERI Aeromonas hydrophila DAN Vibrio harveyii

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    Dwi Budi Wiyanto

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    Full Text Available Penelitian tentang Uji Aktivitas Antibakteri Ekstrak Rumput Laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dan Eucheuma denticullatum Terhadap Bakteri Aeromonas hydrophila dan Vibrio harveyii dilakukan, mengingat banyak dijumpai  penyakit pada usaha budidaya ikan dan udang, terutama bakteri Aeromonas hydrophila dan Vibrio harveyii. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui efektifitas senyawa bioaktif rumput laut K. alvarezii dan E. denticullatum yang diekstrak menggunakan pelarut metanol dan etanol sebagai antibakteri terhadap A. hydrophila dan V. harveyii.  Penelitian dilakukan sebanyak dua tahap, yaitu: (1 Uji aktivitas antibakteri ekstrak rumput laut; dan (2 Analisa senyawa bioaktif yang terdapat pada ekstrak rumput laut, dimana masing-masing tahapan dianalisis menggunakan rancangan acak lengkap faktorial. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan, dua jenis ekstrak rumput laut dengan pelarut metanol dan etanol, mempunyai daya antibakteri terhadap A. hydrophila dan V. harveyii. Ekstrak E. denticullatum dengan pelarut metanol memiliki daya hambat lebih luas dibanding ekstrak K. alvarezii dengan pelarut metanol terhadap A. hydrophila (19.43±0,55 mm. Ekstrak E. denticullatum dengan pelarut metanol memiliki daya hambat lebih luas dibanding ekastrak K. alvarezii dengan pelarut metanol terhadap V. harveyii (19.85±0,23 mm. Asam heksadekanoat merupakan senyawa paling dominan dijumpai pada ekstrak rumput laut K. alvarezii, dan E. denticullatum yang diekstrak menggunakan pelarut metanol. Kata Kunci : Aktivitas Antibakteri, Rumput laut K. alvarezii dan E. denticullatum,  Bakteri A.  hydrophila dan V. harveyii. 

  1. PENGARUH JARAK LOKASI PEMELIHARAAN TERHADAP MORFOLOGI SEL DAN MORFOLOGI RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DI DESA LOBUK KECAMATAN BLUTO, KABUPATEN SUMENEP

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    Ardiansyah Rozaki

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Lokasi pemeliharaan rumput laut pada jarak yang berbeda akan dipengaruhi oleh parameter oceanografi. Rumput laut memiliki syarat hidup pada kondisi yang baik dan mendukung pertumbuhan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui morfologi sel dan rumput laut terhadap jarak lokasi pemeliharaan berbeda pada rumput laut jenis Kappaphycus alvarezii di desa Lobuk, kecamatan Bluto, kabupaten Sumenep. Pemeliharaan Kappaphycus alvarezii menggunakan  metode rakit apung  sebanyak 3 buah diletakkan pada jarak 300 m, 600 m, 900 m. Rancangan percobaan menggunakan RAK kemudian hasil dianalisis dengan sidik ragam untuk mengetahui perbedaan perlakuan. Hasil penelitian didapatkan rata – rata panjang thallus utama rumput laut 13,85 cm (300 m, 13,58 cm (600 m, 14,26 cm (900 m. Rata – rata diameter thallus utama rumput laut 10,19 mm (300 m, 9,97 mm (600 m, 10 mm (900 m. Kemudian untuk hasil ADG, diperoleh 2,43 % (300 m, 3,09 % (600 m, 3,46 % (900 m. Berdasarkan hasil analisis sidik ragam menunjukkan bahwa  morfologi sel dan morfologi rumput laut tidak menunjukkan perbedaaan yang nyata dari setiap jarak lokasi pemeliharaan. Jarak lokasi pemeliharaan 300 m dari garis pantai masih layak digunakan untuk pembudidayaan rumput laut.Kata Kunci: jarak lokasi, morfologi , Kappaphycus alvarezii

  2. Evaluation of Galactose Adapted Yeasts for Bioethanol Fermentation from Kappaphycus alvarezii Hydrolyzates.

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    Nguyen, Trung Hau; Ra, Chae Hun; Sunwoo, In Yung; Jeong, Gwi-Taek; Kim, Sung-Koo

    2016-07-28

    Bioethanol was produced from Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed biomass using separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF). Pretreatment was evaluated for 60 min at 121°C using 12% (w/v) biomass slurry with 364 mM H2SO4. Enzymatic saccharification was then carried out at 45°C for 48 h using Celluclast 1.5 L. Ethanol fermentation with 12% (w/v) K. alvarezii hydrolyzate was performed using the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae KCTC1126, Kluyveromyces marxianus KCTC7150, and Candida lusitaniae ATCC42720 with or without prior adaptation to high concentrations of galactose. When non-adapted S. cerevisiae, K. marxianus, and C. lusitaniae were used, 11.5 g/l, 6.7 g/l, and 6.0 g/l of ethanol were produced, respectively. When adapted S. cerevisiae, K. marxianus, and C. lusitaniae were used, 15.8 g/l, 11.6 g/l, and 13.4 g/l of ethanol were obtained, respectively. The highest ethanol concentration was 15.8 g/l, with YEtOH = 0.43 and YT% = 84.3%, which was obtained using adapted S. cerevisiae.

  3. Production of ethanol 3G from Kappaphycus alvarezii: evaluation of different process strategies.

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    Hargreaves, Paulo Iiboshi; Barcelos, Carolina Araújo; da Costa, Antonio Carlos Augusto; Pereira, Nei

    2013-04-01

    This study evaluated the potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii as feedstock for ethanol production, i.e. ethanol 3G. First, aquatic biomass was subjected to a diluted acid pretreatment. This acid pretreatment generated two streams--a galactose-containing liquid fraction and a cellulose-containing solid fraction, which were investigated to determine their fermentability with the following strategies: a single-stream process (simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) of both fractions altogether), which achieved 64.3 g L(-1) of ethanol, and a two-stream process (fractions were fermented separately), which resulted in 38 g L(-1) of ethanol from the liquid fraction and 53.0 g L(-1) from the simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of the solid fraction. Based on the average fermentable carbohydrate concentration, it was possible to obtain 105 L of ethanol per ton of dry seaweed. These preliminaries results indicate that the use of the macro-algae K. alvarezii has a good potential feedstock for bioethanol production.

  4. INTRODUKSI GEN METALLOTHIONEIN TIPE II KE DALAM RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii MENGGUNAKAN Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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    Ulia Fajriah

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Kappaphycus alvarezii adalah jenis alga merah yang memproduksi kappa karagenan yang sangat penting untuk industri makanan, farmasi, dan kosmetik. Untuk meningkatkan produksi, diperlukan ketersediaan bahan baku yang baik. Salah satu yang memengaruhi ketersediaan bahan baku adalah kondisi ingkungan perairan untuk budidaya. Metallothionein (MT adalah protein yang memiliki kemampuan untuk mengikat ion logam seperti Cd, Zn, dan Cu. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengintroduksi gen Metallothionein Tipe II (MaMt2 ke dalam genom K. alvarezii menggunakan Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Talus rumput laut diinokulasi dengan A. tumefaciens mengandung plasmid pIG6-SMt2 yang membawa gen MaMt2, selanjutnya dilakukan seleksi bertingkat menggunakan higromisin 10 mg/L dan 20 mg/L. Hasil efisiensi transformasi yang diperoleh adalah 27,4%, efisiensi regenerasi tunas transgenik adalah 27,6%. Analisis molekuler dengan PCR menunjukkan bahwa 13 tunas transgenik mengandung gen MaMt2. Tunas transgenik putatif ditumbuhkan hingga menjadi talus baru dan dapat dilakukan uji tantang pada penelitian selanjutnya.

  5. Green Synthesis of Magnetite (Fe3O4) Nanoparticles Using Seaweed ( Kappaphycus alvarezii) Extract

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    Yew, Yen Pin; Shameli, Kamyar; Miyake, Mikio; Kuwano, Noriyuki; Bt Ahmad Khairudin, Nurul Bahiyah; Bt Mohamad, Shaza Eva; Lee, Kar Xin

    2016-06-01

    In this study, a simple, rapid, and eco-friendly green method was introduced to synthesize magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) successfully. Seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii ( K. alvarezii) was employed as a green reducing and stabilizing agents. The synthesized Fe3O4-NPs were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The X-ray diffraction planes at (220), (311), (400), (422), (511), (440), and (533) were corresponding to the standard Fe3O4 patterns, which showed the high purity and crystallinity of Fe3O4-NPs had been synthesized. Based on FT-IR analysis, two characteristic absorption peaks were observed at 556 and 423 cm-1, which proved the existence of Fe3O4 in the prepared nanoparticles. TEM image displayed the synthesized Fe3O4-NPs were mostly in spherical shape with an average size of 14.7 nm.

  6. Pertumbuhan rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii hasil kultur jaringan pada jarak tanam yang berbeda

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    Ayuningsih Ria Sapitri

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. The purpose of this study is to determine the best planting space on the growth of regenerated tissue culture Kappaphycusalvarezii. The completely randomized design (CRD was utilized in this study, thre treatment was four different planting spaces; P1: 15cm, P2: 20 cm, P3: 25 cm, and P4: 30 cm with initial weight of 100g/hill. Every treatment has four replicates (four rafts. The data were subjected to one way of analysis of variance (ANOVA at 5% of error levels and followed by Least Significant Difference (LSD test. The Anova test showed that planting space gave a significant affect on weight gain and growth rate where the best planting space was 25 cm with weight gain and growth rate of 331.4 g and 4.87% perday, respectively. Keywords: K.alvarezii;space; tissue culture regenerated;growth;photosynthesis   Abstrak. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menentukan jarak tanam optimum untuk pertumbuhan rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii hasil kultur jaringan. Penelitian ini menggunakan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL dengan 4 perlakuan menggunakan bibit hasil kultur jaringan dengan jarak tanam yang berbeda yakni P1: jarak tanam 15cm , P2: jarak tanam 20 cm, P3: jarak tanam 25 cm, dan P4: jarak tanam 30 cm dengan berat awal 100 g/rumpun, masing-masing perlakuan dengan empat kali ulangan pada 4 rakit. Data penelitian yang diperoleh, ditabulasi menggunakan Microsoft excel dan dianalisis menggunakan analisis sidik ragam (ANOVA pada taraf kesalahan 5%, kemudian dilakukan uji lanjut dengan uji Least Significant Difference (LSD. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa jarak tanam berpengaruh nyata terhadap pertumbuhan rumput laut (P<0,05, dimana jarak tanam terbaik adalah 25 cm dengan pertambahan bobot 331,4 g dan laju pertumbuhan 4,87% per hari. Kata Kunci: K. alvarezii; Jarak tanam; kultur jaringan; pertumbuhan; fotosintesis

  7. KARAKTERISTIK GENETIK Kappaphycus alvarezii SEHAT DAN TERINFEKSI PENYAKIT ICE-ICE DENGAN METODE Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP

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    Emma Suryati

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Infeksi penyakit ice-ice pada Kappaphycus alvarezii seringkali menyebabkan penurunan produksi yang sangat signifikan. K. alvarezii merupakan alga merah penghasil karaginan yang memiliki nilai ekonomi tinggi dan banyak dimanfaatkan dalam berbagai industri, seperti farmasi, makanan, stabilizer, dan kosmetik. Perbaikan genetik sangat diperlukan untuk meningkatkan produksi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui karakteristik kemiripan genetik K. alvarezii sehat dan terinfeksi penyakit dari Balai Penelitian dan Pengembangan Budidaya Air Payau (BPPBAP, Maros dengan metode Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP. Pada penelitian ini juga dianalisis K. alvarezii asal Bone (BNE, Gorontalo (GRL, Tambalang (TMB, dan Kendari (KND sebagai kontrol rumput laut sehat. Metode AFLP menggunakan enzim restriksi Psti dan Mset, preamplifikasi dan amplifikasi selektif diawali dengan isolsi DNA, uji genimoc DNA, restriksi dan ligasi. Hasil yang diperoleh menunjukkan penggunaan marker AFLP dengan primer forward P11 dan primer reverse M48, M49 dan M50 terhadap K. alvarezii yang berasal dari Takalar (TKL, dan Mataram (MTR, tanpa infeksi (sehat dan terinfeksi penyakit Takalar ice (TKL+, Mataram ice (MTR+, serta K. alvarezii kontrol (BNE, (GRL, (TMB, dan (KND menghasilkan 519 fragmen dalam 122 lokus dengan ukuran 50 - ~370 pb. Kemiripan genetik K. alvarezii yang terinfeksi penyakit ice-ice lebih rendah jika dibandingkan dengan yang sehat. Kemiripan genetik K. alvarezii dari Takalar sehat (TKL dan terinfeksi ice-ice (TKL+ adalah 0,8176 dan MTR-MTR+ adalah 0,8033.

  8. REGENERASI DAN PERBANYAKAN RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii HASIL TRANSFORMASI GEN SUPEROKSIDA DISMUTASE (MaSOD

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    Emma Suryati

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    Full Text Available Transformasi gen superoxide dismutase (MaSOD pada rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii menggunakan Agrobacterium tumefacient telah dilakukan secara in vitro. Transformasi gen MaSOD ke dalam genom rumput laut diharapkan dapat mengurangi cekaman oksidatif terutama yang disebabkan oleh perubahan suhu, salinitas, dan cemaran logam di perairan. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk regenerasi rumput laut hasil introduksi gen MaSOD dan non-transgenik pada labu kultur. Regenerasi dan perbanyakan rumput laut hasil transformasi gen MaSOD dilakukan di laboratorium pada labu kultur yang diletakkan dalam “culture chamber” yang dilengkapi dengan aerasi menggunakan media kultur yang diperkaya dengan pupuk PES, Grund, Conwy, dan SSW sebagai kontrol, salinitas 20, 25, 30, 35, dan 40 g/L, pH 4, 5, 6, 7, dan 8. Intensitas cahaya antara 500-2.000 lux dengan fotoperiode terang dan gelap 8:16; 12:12; dan 16:8. Untuk merangsang pertumbuhan eksplan dilakukan pemeliharaan dengan penambahan hormon tumbuh IAA dan BAP dengan perbandingan 1:1, 1:2, dan 2:1. Penelitian dilakukan secara bertahap. Evaluasi transgenik dilakukan menggunakan teknik PCR. Hasil penelitian memperlihatkan bahwa sintasan yang paling tinggi diperoleh menggunakan media PES (94%, salinitas 30 g/L (90%, pH 7 (96%, intensitas cahaya pada 1.500 lux (80%, fotoperiode 12:12 (84%, komposisi ZPT dengan campuran IAA dan BAP dengan perbandingan 2:1. Hasil analisis PCR memperlihatkan K. alvarezii transgenik putatif mengandung transgen MaSOD sebanyak 78% dari hasil transformasi. Superoxide dismutase transformation (MaSOD gene of seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii mediated by Agrobacterium tumefacient has been successfully done in vitro. MaSOD genes introduced into the seaweed genome is expected to reduce oxidative stress caused by environmental conditions such as changes in temperature, salinity and metal contamination of the water. This study aimed to regenerate both the MaSOD transformed seaweed and non-transgenic in a

  9. MANAGEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE SEAWEED (Kappaphycus alvarezii AQUACULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

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    Erlania Erlania

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Seaweed is an important aquaculture commodity that could contribute on climate change mitigation, related to its ability on absorbing CO2, as one of the green house gases, through photosynthesis. This study aimed to analyze seaweed potencies on carbon sequestration in the context of climate change mitigation while still resulting optimum production as primary purpose and to analyze the carrying capacity of Gerupuk Bay in order to manage sustainability of seaweed aquaculture. Seaweed, (Kappaphycus alvarezii was cultivated with long-line system in Gerupuk Bay, West Nusa Tenggara, during five months for three cultivation cycles. Samplings were conducted at days-15, 30, and 45 with CO2 absorption rates as main parameters. Water carrying capacity was calculated to determine the ability of Gerupuk Bay waters for supporting development of sustainable seaweed aquaculture. The results showed that absorption rates of CO2 by seaweed (K. alvarezii were different at each sampling days of cultivation periods; the highest value was at 10-20 days of cultivation. CO2 absorption analysis resulted based on sampling days of cultivation period could be appl ied to formulate the strategies for management of sustainable seaweed aquaculture, with optimal production and positively contributed to the environment. However, waters carrying capacity should also be considered as major aspect in the application of seaweed cultivation management, thus it can run continuously without causing conflicts with other interests.

  10. GENETIC, COLORATION, AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF TWO DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Sulaeman Sulaeman

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Two different colors (green and brown of Kappaphycus alvarezii have been farmed in Indonesian waters for many years. This study aimed at comparing two ‘varieties’, i.e. green and brown, both genetically and morphologically. Samples for DNA analysis were collected from a farmer in Pinrang Regency, South Sulawesi. Five universal primers i.e. Ca-01, Ca-02, P-40, P-50, and DALRP were selected to obtain DNA genetic markers in differentiating the green and brown varieties. To compare coloration patterns during cultivation and the growth performance of both varieties, a field experiment was performed in a seaweed farming area in Pinrang Regency, during dry season of August-September 2004. The result of genetic assessment showed that the five selected primers revealed different RAPD banding pattern for both varieties. P-50 and DALRP primers demonstrated the greatest amplification in differentiating RAPD fragment between green and brown varieties. Fragment 900 bp and 1.300 bp were consistently generated in the green variety but were not amplified in the brown variety. The result of the field study confirmed that the coloration pattern of green and brown varieties was fixed; no interchange in color occurred during one crop cultivation.

  11. PERBEDAAN SIKLUS TANAM BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii, TERHADAP VARIABILITAS TINGKAT SERAPAN KARBON

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    Erlania Erlania

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    Full Text Available Rumput laut merupakan komoditas penting kelautan dan perikanan. Komoditas ini selain berperan untuk peningkatan ekonomi masyarakat pesisir juga mempunyai fungsi sebagai penyerap karbon. Penelitian ini telah dilaksanakan untuk menganalisis pengaruh perbedaan waktu siklus tanam terhadap tingkat serapan karbon oleh rumput laut, Kappaphycus alvarezii, terkait fluktuasi kondisi lingkungan perairan. Rumput laut dibudidayakan dengan sistem long line di Perairan Teluk Gerupuk selama tiga siklus tanam pada bulan Juli-November 2012. Pengamatan dan analisis sampel rumput laut dilakukan pada hari ke-0, 15, 30, dan 45 untuk masing-masing siklus tanam, dengan parameter yang dianalisis adalah laju serapan karbon, laju pertumbuhan harian, dan produktivitas budidaya. Pengukuran parameter kualitas air dilakukan secara in situ untuk mengetahui fluktuasi kondisi perairan Teluk Gerupuk. Data yang terkumpul dianalisis menggunakan metode statistik deskriptif dan inferensia. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa siklus tanam rumput laut yang berlangsung pada musim tanam berbeda memberikan pengaruh pada perbedaan pola serapan karbon oleh rumput laut hasil budidaya. Tingkat serapan karbon tertinggi dari tiap siklus diperoleh pada waktu yang sama yaitu pada periode awal budidaya, dengan nilai berturut-turut 33,13; 88,73; dan 18,16 ton C/ha/tahun. Budidaya yang berlangsung pada saat musim tanam produktif memberikan serapan karbon yang optimum, dan sebaliknya saat musim tanam kurang produktif serapan karbon yang dihasilkan juga minimum.

  12. Photosystem II Photochemistry and Phycobiliprotein of the Red Algae Kappaphycus alvarezii and Their Implications for Light Adaptation

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    Xiangyu Guan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Photosystem II photochemistry and phycobiliprotein (PBP genes of red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii, raw material of κ-carrageenan used in food and pharmaceutical industries, were analyzed in this study. Minimum saturating irradiance (Ik of this algal species was less than 115 μmol m−2 s−1. Its actual PSII efficiency (yield II increased when light intensity enhanced and decreased when light intensity reached 200 μmol m−2 s−1. Under dim light, yield II declined at first and then increased on the fourth day. Under high light, yield II retained a stable value. These results indicate that K. alvarezii is a low-light-adapted species but possesses regulative mechanisms in response to both excessive and deficient light. Based on the PBP gene sequences, K. alvarezii, together with other red algae, assembled faster and showed a closer relationship with LL-Prochlorococcus compared to HL-Prochlorococcus. Many amino acid loci in PBP sequences of K. alvarezii were conserved with those of LL-Prochlorococcus. However, loci conserved with HL-Prochlorococcus but divergent with LL-Prochlorococcus were also found. The diversities of PE and PC are proposed to have played some roles during the algal evolution and divergence of light adaption.

  13. Photosystem II photochemistry and phycobiliprotein of the red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii and their implications for light adaptation.

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    Guan, Xiangyu; Wang, Jinfeng; Zhu, Jianyi; Yao, Chunyan; Liu, Jianguo; Qin, Song; Jiang, Peng

    2013-01-01

    Photosystem II photochemistry and phycobiliprotein (PBP) genes of red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii, raw material of κ -carrageenan used in food and pharmaceutical industries, were analyzed in this study. Minimum saturating irradiance (I k) of this algal species was less than 115 μmol m(-2) s(-1). Its actual PSII efficiency (yield II) increased when light intensity enhanced and decreased when light intensity reached 200 μmol m(-2) s(-1). Under dim light, yield II declined at first and then increased on the fourth day. Under high light, yield II retained a stable value. These results indicate that K. alvarezii is a low-light-adapted species but possesses regulative mechanisms in response to both excessive and deficient light. Based on the PBP gene sequences, K. alvarezii, together with other red algae, assembled faster and showed a closer relationship with LL-Prochlorococcus compared to HL-Prochlorococcus. Many amino acid loci in PBP sequences of K. alvarezii were conserved with those of LL-Prochlorococcus. However, loci conserved with HL-Prochlorococcus but divergent with LL-Prochlorococcus were also found. The diversities of PE and PC are proposed to have played some roles during the algal evolution and divergence of light adaption.

  14. Pharmacological importance of sulphated polysaccharide carrageenan from red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii in comparison with commercial carrageenan.

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    Suganya, Arumugampillai Manimehalai; Sanjivkumar, Muthusamy; Chandran, Manohar Navin; Palavesam, Arunachalam; Immanuel, Grasian

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    Pharmacological properties of native carrageenan (κ) extracted from Kappaphycus alvarezii and commercial carrageenan (Sigma-Aldrich) were evaluated using in vitro antioxidant, anticancer and antidiabetic studies. Phytochemical analysis of native and commercial carrageenans showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids, gums & mucilages and carbohydrate. Both native and commercial carrageenans exhibited better antioxidant activities such as total antioxidant capacity (87±0.47 and 82.6±0.47μg A.A/g), hydroxyl radical scavenging activity (61.4±0.27 and 58.66±0.31μg/ml), nitric oxide radical scavenging activity (80.42±0.22 and 73.66±0.22μg/ml), DPPH radical scavenging activity (56.26±0.20 and 53.67±0.082μg/ml) and reducing power assay (46.57±0.32 and 42.54±0.27μg/ml) at the maximum concentration of 100μg/ml carrageenans. These results indicated that native carrageenan from K. alvarezii possessed better antioxidant potential in comparison with commercial carrageenan. Anticancer activities of both carrageenans showed excellent inhibition on the growth of breast, colon, liver and osteosarcoma cell lines at the maximum concentration of 150μg/ml. Native carrageenan exhibited an excellent anticancer activity on colon carcinoma cell lines (67.66±0.168%) with the IC50 value of 73.87μg/ml and commercial carrageenan possessed a potent inhibition on the growth of breast cancer cell lines (67.33±0.077%) with the IC50 value of 123.8μg/ml. These results clearly indicated the beneficial effect of native and commercial carrageenans as anticancer agents being a free radical scavenger. Anti-diabetic property of both carrageenans showed inhibition effect on α- glucosidase enzyme. The inhibitory effect depends on concentration of carrageenans and it was recorded that maximum (74.49±1.05 and 67.42±0.63) inhibitory effect of α- glucosidase enzyme at 500μg/ml concentration.

  15. ANALYSIS OF KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZII EXPRESSED SEQUENCE TAGS%长心卡帕藻(Kappaphycus alvarezii)表达序列标记分析

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    刘晨临; 黄晓航; 刘建国

    2011-01-01

    分别采用BlastX和Blast2go软件对453条非冗余的长心卡帕藻EST序列进行匹配分析和GO注释。结果表明,有281条序列与蛋白数据库中序列匹配,有132条序列被归属为3个子本体:分子功能、生物学过程和细胞组成。同时筛选到24个与逆境适应相关的基因,包括应对胁迫反应和抗氧化反应的基因。采用GCUA软件,进行长心卡帕藻基因密码子偏倚性的研究。结果表明其密码子偏倚性与其它红藻差别较大,平均G+C含量和密码子的第三位的G+C含量均较其它藻类偏低。上述工作为进一步研究长心卡帕藻基因及其功能奠定了基础。%There were 281 sequences found significantly similar to the known proteins using the protein database BlastX aligning of 453 Kappaphycus alvarezii TUGs. GO annotation was conducted on 453 TUGs using Blast2go, 132 sequences were assigned to have molecular function, biological process and/or cellular component sub-ontology. According to the results of GO annotation, 24 genes were found associated with stress adaptation, including genes respond to stimulus and genes involve in antioxidant activity. Codon usage of K. alvarezii was also analyzed based on the 23251 codons from these 132 known genes. The codon usage bias was found quite different to the other red algae. The average GC content in codons and the GC usage in the third codon position were lower than the other algae. These data have laid a foundation for further study on gene functions ofK. alvarezii. Key words Kappaphycus alvarezii,

  16. Growth rate analysis and protein identification of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales under pH induced stress culture

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    Mian Zi Tee

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Environmental pH is one of the factors contributing to abiotic stress which in turn influences the growth and development of macroalgae. This study was conducted in order to assess the growth and physiological changes in Kappaphycus alvarezii under different pH conditions: pHs 6, ∼8.4 (control and 9. K. alvarezii explants exhibited a difference in the daily growth rate (DGR among the different pH treatments (p ≤ 0.05. The highest DGR was observed in control culture with pH ∼8.4 followed by alkaline (pH 9 and acidic (pH 6 induced stress cultures. Protein expression profile was generated from different pH induced K. alvarezii cultures using sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE followed by protein identification and analysis using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MALDI-TOF-MS and Mascot software. Ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase (Rubisco large chain was identified to be up-regulated under acidic (pH 6 condition during the second and fourth week of culture. The findings indicated that Rubisco can be employed as a biomarker for pH induced abiotic stress. Further study on the association between the expression levels of Rubisco large chain and their underlying mechanisms under pH stress conditions is recommended.

  17. Growth, Morphology and Growth Related Hormone Level in Kappaphycus alvarezii Produced by Mass Selection in Gorontalo Waters, Indonesia

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    Siti Fadilah

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of high quality seed can support the success of the seaweed cultivation. This study was conducted to evaluate the growth performance, morphology and growth related hormone level of brown strain seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii seed produced by mass selection. Selection was performed in the Tomini Gulf, Gorontalo, based on mass selection of seaweed seed protocol with a slight modification in cut-off 10% of the highest daily growth rate. Selection was carried out for four generations. The selected 4th generation of seed was then used in cultivation performance test in the Celebes Sea, North Gorontalo, for three production cycles. The results showed that the selected K. alvarezii has higher clump weight and daily growth rate, longer thallus, more number of branches, and shorter internodes compared to the unselected control and seaweed from the farmer as external control. Furthermore, total sugar content, levels of kinetin hormone and kinetin:indole-3-acetic acid ratio were higher in selected seaweeds than that of unselected control and external control. Thus, mass selection method could be used to produce high growth of seed, and kinetin and indole-3-acetic acid play an important role in growth of K. alvarezii.

  18. PENYERAPAN KARBON PADA BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii dan Gracilaria gigas DI PERAIRAN TELUK GERUPUK, LOMBOK TENGAH, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    Erlania Erlania

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Pengikatan karbon oleh algae fotoautotrofik berpotensi untuk mengurangi pelepasan CO2 ke atmosfer dan dapat membantu mencegah percepatan terjadinya pemanasan global. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis tingkat penyerapan karbon pada budidaya rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dan Gracilaria gigas berdasarkan aktivitas fotosintesis serta variabel-variabel yang mempengaruhinya. Budidaya rumput laut dilakukan dengan metode long-line di perairan Teluk Gerupuk, Lombok Tengah pada satu unit long-line dengan luas area 1.250 m2. Selama penelitian, dilakukan pengujian terhadap sampel rumput laut dan sampel air laut dari lokasi budidaya yang diambil pada hari ke-0, 10, 20, 30, dan 45 pemeliharaan. Laju penyerapan karbon total berdasarkan biomassa panen pada G. gigas hampir 300% lebih tinggi dibandingkan K. alvarezii. Selain itu, laju pertumbuhan dan produksi karbohidrat pada G. gigas juga lebih tinggi, yang mengindikasikan laju fotosintesis yang lebih tinggi, dan didukung oleh indeks percabangan yang juga lebih tinggi. Potensi penyerapan karbon di perairan Teluk Gerupuk mencapai 6.656,51 ton C/tahun untuk budidaya K. Alvarezii dan 19.339,02 ton C/tahun untuk budidaya G. gigas. Penyerapan karbon berhubungan dengan kandungan pigmen dan laju pertumbuhan rumput laut, serta konsentrasi CO2 dan kecerahan perairan.

  19. EKSTRAK RUMPUT LAUT (Kappaphycus alvarezii SEBAGAI CROSS LINKING AGENT PADA PEMBENTUKAN EDIBLE FILM GELATIN KULIT IKAN NILA HITAM (Oreochromis mossambicus

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    Doddy Sutono

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Black tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus skin gelatin was potential material for edible film formation. However, it needs some modifications to improve the mechanical and barier properties. One of modification is by adding a cross linking agent. Seaweed extract Kappaphycus alvarezii containing phenol compounds was oxidized to be converted into quinone. It was expected to act as a cross linking agent. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of edible film from black tilapia skin gelatin by adding with oxidized K. alvarezii extract. Edible film was made by addition of K. alvarezii extract (E at concentration of 0%(E0; 2%(E1; 4%(E2; 6%(E3; 8%(E4 (v/w for each gelatin concentratios (G were 3g(G1; 6g(G2; 9g(G3; 12g(G4 into 150 ml destilled water containing 10% glycerol (w/w of gelatin. Gelatin film solution was agitated at 50oC for 30 min and dehydrated in a cabinet dryer at 50oC. The addition of oxidized K. alvarezii extract increased tensile Strength (TS and elongation at break properties. The highest TS was 3.08 MPa, shown by G4E1. The lowest water vapor permeability (WVP was ontained by G4E1 (0.01 x 10-10 g. H2O/m.s.Pa. Microstructure observation and FTIR spectra (SEM also showed an increased cross linking bonds in the G4E1 rather than in G4E0. The G4E1 seemd to be more compact than G4E0. The highest TS values and the lowest WVP on G4E1 were possibly caused by optimization concentration of the addition of oxidized K. alvarezii extract that could be optimum interaction with amino acid residues of polypeptide bond to form an optimal cross linking reaction. Keywords: Edible film, cross linking agent, oxidized  K. alvarezii extract, quinone, gelatin, O. mossambicus   ABSTRAK Gelatin kulit ikan nila hitam (Oreochromis mossambicus berpotensi sebagai pembentuk edible film namun perlu modifikasi untuk meningkatkan sifat mekanik dan bariernya terhadap uap air. Salah satu modifikasi adalah dengan penambahan cross linking agent

  20. Genetic diversity of the causative agent of ice-ice disease of the seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii from Karimunjawa island, Indonesia

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    Syafitri, E.; Prayitno, S. B.; Ma’ruf, W. F.; Radjasa, O. K.

    2017-02-01

    An essential step in investigating the bacterial role in the occurrence of diseases in Kappaphycus alvarezii is the characterization of bacteria associated with this seaweed. A molecular characterization was conducted on the genetic diversity of the causative agents of ice-ice disease associated with K. alvarezii widely known as the main source of kappa carrageenan. K. alvrezii infected with ice-ice were collected from the Karimunjawa island, North Java Sea, Indonesia. Using Zobell 2216E marine agar medium, nine bacterial species were isolated from the infected seaweed. The molecular characterizations revealed that the isolated bacteria causing ice-ice disease were closely related to the genera of Alteromonas, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Pseudoalteromonas, Glaciecola, Aurantimonas, and Rhodococcus. In order to identify the symptoms causative organisms, the isolated bacterial species were cultured and were evaluated for their pathogenity. Out of 9 species, only 3 isolates were able to cause the ice-ice symptoms and consisted of Alteromonas macleodii, Pseudoalteromonas issachenkonii and Aurantimonas coralicida. A. macleodii showed the highest pathogenity.

  1. INTRODUKSI GEN Sitrat Sintase KE DALAM RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii MENGGUNAKAN Agrobacterium tumefaciens

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    Ristanti Frinra Daud

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    ekonomis penting. Ice-ice merupakan penyakit yang paling umum menyerang rumput laut dan menyebabkan menurunnya produksi rumput laut. Penyakit ini disebabkan oleh perubahan salinitas, suhu, dan pencemaran logam berat. Asam sitrat digunakan sebagai pengkelat logam berat. Introduksi gen sitrat sintase ke dalam genom tanaman diketahui dapat mengurangi cekaman oksidatif. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengintroduksi gen sitrat sintase ke dalam genom K. alvarezii menggunakan perantara Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Berdasarkan eksplan yang tahan pada media seleksi higromisin, efisiensi transformasi pada K. alvarezii sebesar 7,5%. Efisiensi regenerasi tunas transgenik putatif sebesar 100%, efisiensi tunas non transgenik sebesar 100%. Analisis molekular menggunakan teknik PCR, satu dari lima K. alvarezii transgenik putatif mengandung transgen PaCS di bawah kendali promoter 35S CaMV.

  2. Assessment of four molecular markers as potential DNA barcodes for red algae Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta.

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    Ji Tan

    Full Text Available DNA barcoding has been a major advancement in the field of taxonomy, seeing much effort put into the barcoding of wide taxa of organisms, macro and microalgae included. The mitochondrial-encoded cox1 and plastid-encoded rbcL has been proposed as potential DNA barcodes for rhodophytes, but are yet to be tested on the commercially important carrageenophytes Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. This study gauges the effectiveness of four markers, namely the mitochondrial cox1, cox2, cox2-3 spacer and the plastid rbcL in DNA barcoding on selected Kappaphycus and Eucheuma from Southeast Asia. Marker assessments were performed using established distance and tree-based identification criteria from earlier studies. Barcoding patterns on a larger scale were simulated by empirically testing on the commonly used cox2-3 spacer. The phylogeny of these rhodophytes was also briefly described. In this study, the cox2 marker which satisfies the prerequisites of DNA barcodes was found to exhibit moderately high interspecific divergences with no intraspecific variations, thus a promising marker for the DNA barcoding of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. However, the already extensively used cox2-3 spacer was deemed to be in overall more appropriate as a DNA barcode for these two genera. On a wider scale, cox1 and rbcL were still better DNA barcodes across the rhodophyte taxa when practicality and cost-efficiency were taken into account. The phylogeny of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma were generally similar to those earlier reported. Still, the application of DNA barcoding has demonstrated our relatively poor taxonomic comprehension of these seaweeds, thus suggesting more in-depth efforts in taxonomic restructuring as well as establishment.

  3. Assessment of four molecular markers as potential DNA barcodes for red algae Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta).

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    Tan, Ji; Lim, Phaik-Eem; Phang, Siew-Moi; Hong, Dang Diem; Sunarpi, H; Hurtado, Anicia Q

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    DNA barcoding has been a major advancement in the field of taxonomy, seeing much effort put into the barcoding of wide taxa of organisms, macro and microalgae included. The mitochondrial-encoded cox1 and plastid-encoded rbcL has been proposed as potential DNA barcodes for rhodophytes, but are yet to be tested on the commercially important carrageenophytes Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. This study gauges the effectiveness of four markers, namely the mitochondrial cox1, cox2, cox2-3 spacer and the plastid rbcL in DNA barcoding on selected Kappaphycus and Eucheuma from Southeast Asia. Marker assessments were performed using established distance and tree-based identification criteria from earlier studies. Barcoding patterns on a larger scale were simulated by empirically testing on the commonly used cox2-3 spacer. The phylogeny of these rhodophytes was also briefly described. In this study, the cox2 marker which satisfies the prerequisites of DNA barcodes was found to exhibit moderately high interspecific divergences with no intraspecific variations, thus a promising marker for the DNA barcoding of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. However, the already extensively used cox2-3 spacer was deemed to be in overall more appropriate as a DNA barcode for these two genera. On a wider scale, cox1 and rbcL were still better DNA barcodes across the rhodophyte taxa when practicality and cost-efficiency were taken into account. The phylogeny of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma were generally similar to those earlier reported. Still, the application of DNA barcoding has demonstrated our relatively poor taxonomic comprehension of these seaweeds, thus suggesting more in-depth efforts in taxonomic restructuring as well as establishment.

  4. Assessment of Four Molecular Markers as Potential DNA Barcodes for Red Algae Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta)

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    Tan, Ji; Lim, Phaik-Eem; Phang, Siew-Moi; Hong, Dang Diem; Sunarpi, H.; Hurtado, Anicia Q.

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    DNA barcoding has been a major advancement in the field of taxonomy, seeing much effort put into the barcoding of wide taxa of organisms, macro and microalgae included. The mitochondrial-encoded cox1 and plastid-encoded rbcL has been proposed as potential DNA barcodes for rhodophytes, but are yet to be tested on the commercially important carrageenophytes Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. This study gauges the effectiveness of four markers, namely the mitochondrial cox1, cox2, cox2-3 spacer and the plastid rbcL in DNA barcoding on selected Kappaphycus and Eucheuma from Southeast Asia. Marker assessments were performed using established distance and tree-based identification criteria from earlier studies. Barcoding patterns on a larger scale were simulated by empirically testing on the commonly used cox2-3 spacer. The phylogeny of these rhodophytes was also briefly described. In this study, the cox2 marker which satisfies the prerequisites of DNA barcodes was found to exhibit moderately high interspecific divergences with no intraspecific variations, thus a promising marker for the DNA barcoding of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. However, the already extensively used cox2-3 spacer was deemed to be in overall more appropriate as a DNA barcode for these two genera. On a wider scale, cox1 and rbcL were still better DNA barcodes across the rhodophyte taxa when practicality and cost-efficiency were taken into account. The phylogeny of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma were generally similar to those earlier reported. Still, the application of DNA barcoding has demonstrated our relatively poor taxonomic comprehension of these seaweeds, thus suggesting more in-depth efforts in taxonomic restructuring as well as establishment. PMID:23285223

  5. Chemical analysis and biorefinery of red algae Kappaphycus alvarezii for efficient production of glucose from residue of carrageenan extraction process.

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    Masarin, Fernando; Cedeno, Fernando Roberto Paz; Chavez, Eddyn Gabriel Solorzano; de Oliveira, Levi Ezequiel; Gelli, Valéria Cress; Monti, Rubens

    2016-01-01

    Biorefineries serve to efficiently utilize biomass and their by-products. Algal biorefineries are designed to generate bioproducts for commercial use. Due to the high carbohydrate content of algal biomass, biorefinery to generate biofuels, such as bioethanol, is of great interest. Carrageenan is a predominant polysaccharide hydrocolloid found in red macroalgae and is widely used in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In this study, we report the biorefinery of carrageenan derived from processing of experimental strains of the red macroalgae Kappaphycus alvarezii. Specifically, the chemical composition and enzymatic hydrolysis of the residue produced from carrageenan extraction were evaluated to determine the conditions for efficient generation of carbohydrate bioproducts. The productivity and growth rates of K. alvarezii strains were assessed along with the chemical composition (total carbohydrates, ash, sulfate groups, proteins, insoluble aromatics, galacturonic acid, and lipids) of each strain. Two strains, brown and red, were selected based on their high growth rates and productivity and were treated with 6 % KOH for extraction of carrageenan. The yields of biomass from treatment with 6 % KOH solution of the brown and red strains were 89.3 and 89.5 %, respectively. The yields of carrageenan and its residue were 63.5 and 23 %, respectively, for the brown strain and 60 and 27.8 %, respectively, for the red strain. The residues from the brown and red strains were assessed to detect any potential bioproducts. The galactan, ash, protein, insoluble aromatics, and sulfate groups of the residue were reduced to comparable extents for the two strains. However, KOH treatment did not reduce the content of glucan in the residue from either strain. Glucose was produced by enzymatic hydrolysis for 72 h using both strains. The glucan conversion was 100 % for both strains, and the concentrations of glucose from the brown and red strains were 13.7 and 11.5 g L(-1

  6. REGENERASI RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii HASIL TRANSFORMASI GEN Sitrat Sintase MENGGUNAKAN Agrobacterium tumefaciens SECARA IN VITRO

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    Emma Suryati

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    seleksi 85%, dan efisiensi regenerasi thalus non transgenik sebesar 95% pada media non selektif. Media recovery dengan penambahan pupuk PES memperlihatkan sintasan yang paling baik pada regenerasi thalus transgenik. Hasil analisis PCR memperlihatkan K. alvarezii transgenik putatif mengandung transgen PaCS di bawah kendali promoter 35S CaMV.

  7. Deep eutectic solvents as efficient solvent system for the extraction of κ-carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii.

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    Das, Arun Kumar; Sharma, Mukesh; Mondal, Dibyendu; Prasad, Kamalesh

    2016-01-20

    Three different deep eutectic solvents (DESs) prepared by the complexation of choline chloride with urea, ethylene glycol and glycerol along with their hydrated counterparts were used for the selective extraction of κ-carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii. Upon comparison of the quality of the polysaccharide with the one obtained using water as extraction media as well as the one extracted using widely practiced conventional method, it was found that, the physicochemical as well as rheological properties of κ-carrageenan obtained using DESs as solvents was at par to the one obtained using conventional method and was superior in quality when compared to κ-carrageenan obtained using water as solvent. Considering the tedious nature of the extraction method employed in conventional extraction process, the DESs can be considered as suitable alternative solvents for the facile extraction of the polysaccharide directly from the seaweed. However, among the hydrated and non-hydrated DESs, the hydrated ones were found to be more effective in comparison to their non-hydrated counterparts.

  8. BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii SECARA TERINTEGRASI DENGAN IKAN KERAPU DI TELUK GERUPUK KABUPATEN LOMBOK TENGAH, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    I Nyoman Radiarta

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Budidaya ikan laut dalam keramba jaring apung menghasilkan banyak sisa pakan dan feses yang dapat meningkatkan kandungan nutrien berupa nitrogen dan fosfat perairan. Pemanfaatan nutrien tersebut dapat dilakukan melalui budidaya rumput laut di sekitar keramba ikan laut. Pengamatan pertumbuhan dan laju pertumbuhan spesifik terhadap dua varietas rumput laut (Kappaphycus alvarezii var. Maumere dan Tambalang telah dilakukan di Teluk Gerupuk, Lombok Tengah untuk satu siklus musim tanam pada bulan September-Oktober 2013. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa performansi pertumbuhan rumput laut yang terintegrasi dengan keramba ikan laut sangat baik. Laju pertumbuhan spesifik terbesar ditemukan pada varian Maumere yaitu berkisar antara 4,26%-4,68%/hari dibandingkan dengan varian Tambalang yaitu berkisar antara 3,90%-4,20%/hari. Secara umum melalui sistem budidaya multi-tropik terintegrasi (IMTA ini, peningkatan produksi rumput laut dapat mencapai 74% dibandingkan dengan sistem monokultur. Model IMTA sangat relevan dengan program ekonomi biru Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan dalam mendukung pengembangan perikanan budidaya yang berkelanjutan.

  9. Crescimento e produção de compostos bioativos da macroalga Kappaphycus alvarezii cultivada in vitro com efluente de bioflocos e extrato de ascophyllum nodosum

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Aqüicultura, Florianópolis, 2015. Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar o efeito bioestimulante do efluente do cultivo de Litopenaeus vannamei em sistema de bioflocos (BFT) e do extrato comercial de Ascophyllum nodosum (AMPEP) no crescimento e perfil metabólico (carotenóides e compostos fenólicos) da macroalga Kappaphycus alvarezii cultivada in vitro. Os meios de...

  10. FAKTOR PENGELOLAAN YANG MEMPENGARUHI TINGKAT PRODUKSI RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DI PERAIRAN PANTAI SELATAN PROVINSI SULAWESI SELATAN

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    Erna Ratnawati

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    Full Text Available Perairan pantai Kabupaten Jeneponto, Bantaeng, dan Bulukumba merupakan sentra produksi rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii di Sulawesi Selatan. Pengelolaan budidaya yang dilakukan oleh pembudidaya di daerah tersebut cukup bervariasi sehingga dilakukan penelitian yang bertujuan untuk mengetahui faktor pengelolaan budidaya yang mempengaruhi produksi rumput laut. Metode survai melalui pengajuan kuesioner kepada 62 responden secara terstruktur. Sebagai peubah tidak bebas dalam penelitian ini adalah produksi rumput laut, sedangkan peubah bebas adalah faktor pengelolaan budidaya. Analisis regresi berganda dengan peubah boneka digunakan untuk memprediksi produksi rumput laut. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa produksi rumput laut di perairan selatan Sulawesi Selatan berkisar antara 463-5.000 dengan rata-rata 1.502,3 kg kering/3.000 m2 yang dibudidayakan dengan tali panjang. Faktor pengelolaan budidaya yang mempengaruhi produksi rumput laut adalah jarak antar tali ris, jarak antar rumpun dalam tali ris, hama baronang, penyakit ice-ice, bobot bibit, asal bibit dan sumber cemaran. Untuk meningkatkan produksi rumput laut di perairan selatan Sulawesi Selatan dapat dilakukan melalui peningkatan bobot bibit antara 36,9 sampai 100,0 g/rumpun, menggunakan bibit yang tidak diangkut terlalu lama, tidak menambah jarak antar tali ris sampai melebihi 1,0 m, tidak menambah jarak antar rumpun dalam tali ris yang melebihi 25 cm serta melakukan penanaman berdasar kalender musim tanam untuk mencegah terjadinya serangan hama dan penyakit serta cemaran. Coastal waters of Jeneponto, Bantaeng, and Bulukumba Regencies are the centre of seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii production in South Sulawesi. Culture management practices applied by farmers in these areas are highly variable. Therefore, this research was conducted to study culture management practices affect the seaweed production in the area. Field survey was conducted by interviewing 62 respondents using questionnaires. The

  11. Comparison of sulfuric and hydrochloric acids as catalysts in hydrolysis of Kappaphycus alvarezii (cottonii).

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    Meinita, Maria Dyah Nur; Hong, Yong-Ki; Jeong, Gwi-Taek

    2012-01-01

    In this study, hydrolysis of marine algal biomass Kappaphhycus alvarezii using two different acid catalysts was examined with the goal of identifying optimal reaction conditions for the formation of sugars and by-products. K. alvarezii were hydrolyzed by autoclave using sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid as catalyst with different acid concentrations (0.1-1.0 M), substrate concentrations (1.0-13.5%), hydrolysis time (10-90 min) and hydrolysis temperatures (100-130 (°)C). A difference in galactose, glucose, reducing sugar and total sugar content was observed under the different hydrolysis conditions. Different by-product compounds such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and levulinic acid were also observed under the different reaction conditions. The optimal conditions for hydrolysis were achieved at a sulfuric acid concentration, temperature and reaction time of 0.2 M, 130 °C and 15 min, respectively. These results may provide useful information for the development of more efficient systems for biofuel production from marine biomass.

  12. KAJIAN INDUKSI KALUS RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii UNTUK PRODUKSI EMBRIO SOMATIK

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    Muh. Alias L. Rajamuddin

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Untuk mendukung program transgenesis pada rumput laut, embrio somatik dapat digunakan sebagai material untuk transfer gen baik secara individu sel ataupun kluster sel embriogenik, sehingga mempercepat keberhasilan dengan peluang transformasi yang lebih tinggi. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji induksi kalus rumput laut K. alvarezii untuk produksi sel embrio somatik (e.s. dengan beberapa rasio zat pengatur tumbuh (ZPT dan konsentrasi agar media induksi, sampai sel menjadi filamen. Penelitian terdiri atas dua tahap: Tahap (1 induksi kalus, dengan rasio ZPT asam indol asetat (IAA:kinetin = 0,5:0,0 mg/L; 1,0:1,0 mg/L; dan 2,0:0,2 mg/L dengan konsentrasi agar media induksi = 0,6%; 0,8%; 1,0%; dan 1,5%. Tahap (2 regenerasi massa sel e.s., dengan rasio IAA:kinetin = 0,1:1,0 mg/L; 0,0:0,1 mg/L dan tanpa ZPT dengan konsentrasi agar media = 0,4%; 0,6%; dan 0,8%. Untuk perkembangan sel-sel e.s. lebih lanjut dipelihara pada kultur cair. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan pada tahap induksi kalus, rasio IAA: kinetin = 1:1 mg/L dengan konsentrasi agar media 0,8% dan 1,0% menghasilkan persentase induksi kalus tertinggi (90%. Pada tahap regenerasi massa sel e.s., ZPT tidak berpengaruh terhadap perkembangan massa sel e.s., di mana tanpa ZPT dengan konsentrasi agar 0,6% memperlihatkan perkembangan tertinggi (rata-rata diameter massa sel 5 mm. Pada media cair, perkembangan sel e.s. dari single cell ukuran 3-4 mm menjadi filamen-filamen ukuran rata-rata 0,5 mm dapat dicapai dalam satu bulan kultur. Keberhasilan produksi sel e.s. K. alvarezii, selain sebagai material untuk transfer gen juga dapat dijadikan acuan dalam produksi benih rumput laut kultur jaringan. To support the program of seaweed transgenesis, somatic embryo can be used as a materials for gene transfer purpose either by individual or cluster of cells in accelerating the higher rate of transformation. This research aims to study the callus induction of seaweed K. alvarezii for production of somatic

  13. Evaluation of different promoters driving the GFP reporter gene in seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Muh. Alias L. Rajamuddin

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    Full Text Available Promoter regulates expression level of foreign gene in transgenic organism. This study was performed to select asuitable promoter as the fi rst step towards production of valuable trait-enhanced seaweed by transgenic technology. Greenfl uorescent protein (GFP gene was used as a reporter to determine the activity of promoter in seaweed Kappaphycusalvarezii. GFP gene constructs driven by cytomegalovirus (pCMV-GFP, caulifl ower mosaic virus (pCaMV-GFP,medaka β-actin (pmBA-GFP and Japanese fl ounder keratin (pJfKer-GFP promoters were introduced by electroporationmethod. Electroporation was performed using a gene pulser (BIORAD with voltage of 300 V, pulse length of 0.5 ms,pulse numbers of 4, and pulse interval of 0.1 s. Promoter activity was determined by analyzing GFP gene expressionlevel using a fl uorescent microscope. The results showed that CMV regulated highest number of fi lament callus(34.10%±1.49 expressing GFP at medium to strong fl uorescence levels. CaMV promoter had relatively similar activitywith CMV, but lower number of fi lament callus expressing GFP (10.48%±0.25. mBA promoter drove GFP expressionat medium level and similar number of fi lament callus (8.85%±2.31 expressing GFP with CaMV, while JfKer promoterhad lowest activity by means in number of fi lament callus expressing GFP (4.79%±0.26 and GFP expression level. PCRanalysis for transgenic confi rmation showed a DNA band of PCR product from pCMV-GFP and pCaMV-GFP expressingfi lament callus in the same size (about 0.6 kb with positive control of plasmid. Thus, CMV and CaMV promoters wasan appropriate promoter and foreign gene could be transferred to fi lament callus by electroporation method. Combiningthis achievement with developing a culture method of fi lament callus to be thallus, stable transgenic breeding in K.alvarezii can be feasible.

  14. Comparison of cardiovascular protective effects of tropical seaweeds, Kappaphycus alvarezii, Caulerpa lentillifera, and Sargassum polycystum, on high-cholesterol/high-fat diet in rats.

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    Matanjun, Patricia; Mohamed, Suhaila; Muhammad, Kharidah; Mustapha, Noordin Mohamed

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    This study was designed to investigate the comparative in vivo cardiovascular protective effects of red, green, and brown tropical seaweeds, namely, Kappaphycus alvarezii (or Eucheuma cottonii), Caulerpa lentillifera, and Sargassum polycystum, in rats fed on high-cholesterol/high-fat (HCF) diets. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (weighing 260-300 g) on the HCF diet had significantly increased body weight, plasma total cholesterol (TC), plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), plasma triglycerides (TG), lipid peroxidation, and erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase levels after 16 weeks. Supplementing 5% seaweeds to HCF diet significantly reduced plasma TC (-11.4% to -18.5%), LDL-C (-22% to -49.3%), and TG (-33.7% to -36.1%) levels and significantly increased HDL-C levels (16.3-55%). Among the seaweeds, S. polycystum showed the best anti-obesity and blood GSH-Px properties, K. alvarezii showed the best antihyperlipemic and in vivo antioxidation effects, and C. lentillifera was most effective at reducing plasma TC. All seaweeds significantly reduced body weight gain, erythrocyte GSH-Px, and plasma lipid peroxidation of HCF diet rats towards the values of normal rats.

  15. EVALUASI PERTUMBUHAN RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DARI SUMBER YANG BERBEDA DI PERAIRAN KONAWE SELATAN, SULAWESI TENGGARA

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    Makmur Makmur

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi performansi rumput laut dari bibit berbeda. Penelitian dilakukan di perairan Desa Tambeanga, Konawe Selatan. Budidaya rumput laut menggunakan metode tali bentangan sepanjang 50 m. Waktu penelitian terdiri atas tiga siklus yang menggunakan rumput laut dari empat sumber yang berbeda, yaitu: Sirica (Seaweed Improvementfrom Coastal Aquaculture 1, Sirica 2, lokal 1, dan lokal 2. Parameter yang diamati selama penelitian adalah pertumbuhan, kandungan alginat, kandungan keraginan, dan kandungan kadar air rumput laut serta kualitas perairan. Hasil penelitian selama tiga siklus pemeliharaan menunjukkan bahwa pertumbuhan, produksi, kandungan alginat, dan karagenan tertinggi pada bibit rumput laut Sirica 1. Khusus untuk laju pertumbuhan harian jenis bibit Sirica 1 tertinggi pada siklus ketiga dengan nilai 6,54% dan untuk produksi tertinggi pada siklus kedua sebesar 20.865 ton/ha. Pertumbuhan dan produksi terendah terjadi pada jenis bibit lokal 2 dengan laju pertumbuhan harian 2,27% dan produksi 6.840 ton/ha yang terjadi pada siklus ketiga. Kandungan alginat juga tertinggi pada bibit Sirica 1= 600,6 g/cm2 dan terendah pada jenis bibit lokal 2= 446,1 g/cm2 begitu pula kandungan keraginan masih tertinggi pada jenis bibit rumput laut Sirica 1= 54,4% dan terendah pada jenis bibit lokal 2= 38,4%. Sedangkan kandungan kadar air untuk bibit rumput laut yang dipanen pada umur 30 hari berkisar 20%-30%. Disimpulkan bahwa penggunaan bibit rumput laut Sirica memberikan performa yang lebih baik dibandingkan bibit lokal. This study aims to evaluate the performance of seaweed Kappaphycus alavarezii cultured from different seed sources. This studywas conducted in Tambeanga Village, South Konawe. The seaweeds were cultured by using long-line method. The seaweed was cultured in three culture cyclesusing seeds from different sources, namely Sirica (Seaweed Improvementfrom Coastal Aquaculture 1, Sirica 2, Local 1, and Local 2. The

  16. Effect of process conditions on the gel viscosity and gel strength of semi-refined carrageenan (SRC produced from seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Awang Bono

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    Full Text Available Kappaphycus alvarezii or commonly known Euchema cottonii is a good source of kappa-carrageenan and can be found cultivated in the coastal areas of Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Carrageenans have many applications and are utilized in human food and pet-food industry. Carrageenans are also utilized in non-food industry such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, printing and textile formulations. Currently, the Southeast Asian region is producing semi refined carrageenan (SRC. There are various works in producing SRC; however, there are limited efforts to develop the optimization of cooking process parameters. Hence, the present study features on the cooking process (alkaline treatment where the parameters (concentration of potassium hydroxide solution, cooking time and cooking temperature and the ranges are identified experimentally. The effects of these parameters on carrageenan quality such as gel viscosity and gel strength were studied. The optimization of cooking process parameters and the experimental design was conducted based on the Central Composite Design (CCD of Response Surface Methodology (RSM. The experimental result showed that gel viscosity increases with the decrease of cooking time, cooking temperature and potassium hydroxide (KOH concentration (% w/w. In contrast, gel strength increases as cooking time, cooking temperature and KOH concentration (% w/w increases. From the optimization, the best conditions for alkaline treatment found were cooking temperature 80 °C, cooking time 30 min and KOH concentration 10 (% w/w which are similar to current practice in industry.

  17. High mannose-specific lectin (KAA-2) from the red alga Kappaphycus alvarezii potently inhibits influenza virus infection in a strain-independent manner.

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    Sato, Yuichiro; Morimoto, Kinjiro; Hirayama, Makoto; Hori, Kanji

    2011-02-11

    The carbohydrate binding profile of the red algal lectin KAA-2 from Kappaphycus alvarezii was evaluated by a centrifugal ultrafiltration-HPLC method using pyridylaminated oligosaccharides. KAA-2 bound exclusively to high mannose type N-glycans, but not to other glycans such as complex type, hybrid type, or the pentasaccharide core of N-glycans. This lectin exhibited a preference for an exposed α1-3 Man on a D2 arm in a similar manner to Eucheuma serra agglutinin (ESA-2), which shows various biological activities, such as anti-HIV and anti-carcinogenic activity. We tested the anti-influenza virus activity of KAA-2 against various strains including the recent pandemic H1N1-2009 influenza virus. KAA-2 inhibited infection of various influenza strains with EC50s of low nanomolar levels. Immunofluorescence microscopy using an anti-influenza antibody demonstrated that the antiviral activity of KAA-2 was exerted by interference with virus entry into host cells. This mechanism was further confirmed by the evidence of direct binding of KAA-2 to a viral envelope protein, hemagglutinin (HA), using an ELISA assay. These results indicate that this lectin would be useful as a novel antiviral reagent for the prevention of infection.

  18. 长心卡帕藻愈伤组织的诱导与其形态建成的初步研究%Callus induction and morphogenesis of callus in Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta,Solieriaceae)

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    李虎; 刘建国; 庞通

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    以 PES 液体培养基、固体培养基,采用正交设计,开展了长心卡帕藻(Kappaphycus alvarezii )棕色藻株组织培养和愈伤组织诱导实验,探索了蔗糖、光强、植物生长调节剂对新芽形成和愈伤组织形成的影响,结果表明,固体培养基、IBA、6-BA 处理可诱导该藻产生愈伤组织,同时固体培养基更利于诱导形成愈伤组织;显微跟踪观察显示,该藻愈伤组织与高等植物的疏松愈伤组织不同,由细丝状细胞组成,系藻枝段中心髓部细胞脱分化形成的致密型愈伤组织;另外,愈伤枝段比新芽枝段有更高的光合和呼吸速率。%The brown morphotype of red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii collected from Li’an Bay in Lingshui County,Hainan Province of China,was used as explants in order to generate new buds and induce callus.Effect of the PES (Provasoli enriched seawater)media (with or without gelling agent),light intensity,and phytoregulators (Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA),Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA),6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA))were tested on new bud generation and callus formation by orthogonality experiment.The callus forming was observed in microscope,and the changes of the respiration rate and photosynthesis rate in explants among callus forming were detected.The callus of Kappaphycus alvarezii was achieved successfully by the combination of PES solid medium (0.8% ager), IBA,6-BA,while callus was not observed in the combination of PES liqiud medium,IBA and 6-BA.That indicates the solid medium plays an important role in callus induction.Kappaphycus alvarezii callus which consists of com-pact filamentous cells was different from the loose callus of superior plants.And callus derived from the medullary cells.It was found that both photosynthetic rate and respiratory rate in the branch inducing callus were higher than ones of the branch germinating new bud by means of oxygen electrode.

  19. Efeito dos polissacarídeos sulfatados da rodofícea Kappaphycus alvarezii em pós-larvas de tilápia do Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus submetidas a situações de estresse=Effect of sulfated polysaccharides from the Rodophyta Kappaphycus alvarezii in post larva of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus submitted to a stress situation

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho avaliou o efeito da administração oral dos polissacarídeos sulfatados (PS extraídos da macroalga marinha Kappaphycus alvarezii na sobrevivência e ganho de peso de pós-larvas da tilápia do Nilo, durante a reversão sexual em situação de estresse. Os PS foram extraídos por digestão enzimática e incorporados à ração antes da adição do hormônio 17-α-metiltestosterona, sendo administrados nas doses de 0,05; 0,1 e 0,2 mg g-1 de peso vivo e um controle (sem PS, durante 28 dias. Na última semana da reversão sexual foi estabelecida uma situação de estresse, pela supressão da aeração e renovações de água. Os dados de sobrevivência e ganhos de peso foram submetidos à análise de variância (Anova e teste de Tukey para diferenciação das médias, aos níveis de significância de 1 e 5%. Os ganhos de peso foram maiores nos animais que receberam os PS, independente da dose utilizada e as melhores sobrevivências obtidas quando os PS foram administrados nas doses de 0,05 e 0,1 mg g-1, com valores de 79,90 ± 5,68 e 77,60 ± 1,80%, respectivamente. O estudo revelou que pequenas doses dos PS, foram capazes de melhorar a sobrevivência, o ganho de peso diário e o peso médio final das tilápias submetidas a situações de estresse.The study evaluated the effect of oral administration of sulfated polysaccharides (SP extracted from the marine macroalga Kappaphycus alvarezii on survival and weight gain of Nile tilapia post larvae during sex reversal in a stress situation. SP were extracted from the seaweed by enzymatic digestion and incorporated into the diet before the addition of the hormone 17-α-methyltestosterone, and administered at the doses of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 mg g-1 of body weight and a control (without SP, for 28 days. In the last week of sex reversal a stress situation was established by removing the aeration and water renewal. Survival and weight gains data were subjected to a variance analysis (ANOVA and

  20. High-Mannose Specific Lectin and Its Recombinants from a Carrageenophyta Kappaphycus alvarezii Represent a Potent Anti-HIV Activity Through High-Affinity Binding to the Viral Envelope Glycoprotein gp120.

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    Hirayama, Makoto; Shibata, Hiromi; Imamura, Koji; Sakaguchi, Takemasa; Hori, Kanji

    2016-04-01

    We previously reported that a high-mannose binding lectin KAA-2 from the red alga Kappaphycus alvarezii, which is an economically important species and widely cultivated as a source of carrageenans, had a potent anti-influenza virus activity. In this study, the full-length sequences of two KAA isoforms, KAA-1 and KAA-2, were elucidated by a combination of peptide mapping and cDNA cloning. They consisted of four internal tandem-repeated domains, which are conserved in high-mannose specific lectins from lower organisms, including a cyanobacterium Oscillatoria agardhii and a red alga Eucheuma serra. Using an Escherichia coli expression system, an active recombinant form of KAA-1 (His-tagged rKAA-1) was successfully generated in the yield of 115 mg per a litter of culture. In a detailed oligosaccharide binding analysis by a centrifugal ultrafiltration-HPLC method with 27 pyridylaminated oligosaccharides, His-tagged rKAA-1 and rKAA-1 specifically bound to high-mannose N-glycans with an exposed α1-3 mannose in the D2 arm as the native lectin did. Predicted from oligosaccharide-binding specificity, a surface plasmon resonance analysis revealed that the recombinants exhibit strong interaction with gp120, a heavily glycosylated envelope glycoprotein of HIV with high association constants (1.48-1.61 × 10(9) M(-1)). Native KAAs and the recombinants inhibited the HIV-1 entry at IC50s of low nanomolar levels (7.3-12.9 nM). Thus, the recombinant proteins would be useful as antiviral reagents targeting the viral surface glycoproteins with high-mannose N-glycans, and the cultivated alga K. alvarezii could also be a good source of not only carrageenans but also this functional lectin(s).

  1. FORMULASI AUKSIN (INDOLE ACETIC ACID DAN SITOKININ (KINETIN, ZEATIN UNTUK MORFOGENESIS SERTA PENGARUHNYA TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN, SINTASAN DAN LAJU REGENERASI KALUS RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Full Text Available Interaksi auksin dan sitokinin dianggap penting untuk mengatur pertumbuhan dan perkembangan dalam kultur jaringan tanaman. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan komposisi auksin dan sitokinin yang optimum untuk morfogenesis kalus rumput laut K. alvarezii, dan mengevaluasi pengaruhnya terhadap pertumbuhan, sintasan, dan laju regenerasi kalus. Kultur kalus dilakukan pada media cair dengan formulasi zat pengatur tumbuh (ZPT indole acetic acid (IAA : kinetin : zeatin, dengan komposisi konsentrasi sebagai berikut: A 0,4:0:1 mg/L; B 0,4:0,25:0,75 mg/L; C 0,4:0,5:0,5 mg/L; D 0,4:0,75: 0,25 mg/L; E 0,4:1:0 mg/L; kontrol (tanpa ZPT. Desain penelitian adalah rancangan acak lengkap dengan pengulangan tiga kali untuk masing-masing perlakuan. Parameter yang diamati adalah laju pertumbuhan harian, sintasan, laju regenerasi, panjang tunas, dan morfologi tunas. Analisis data dilakukan dengan uji keragaman (ANOVA dan hasil yang diperoleh disajikan dalam bentuk grafik. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa formula optimum untuk morfogenesis rumput laut K. alvarezii adalah formula A dengan komposisi IAA : zeatin = 0,4:1 mg/L. Penggunaan formula zat pengatur tumbuh yang berbeda berpengaruh nyata (P0,05 terhadap sintasan kalus. Tunas rumput laut K. alvarezii mulai terbentuk pada hari ke-15 masa kultur.

  2. AKTIVITAS ENZIM KOMERSIAL, EKSTRAK KASAR ENZIM DARI VISCERA KEONG MAS (Pila polita, ABALON (Haliotis asinina, DAN BEKICOT (Achatina fulica UNTUK LISIS JARINGAN RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii PADA KULTUR PROTOPLAS

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    Full Text Available Dalam usaha perbaikan kualitas bibit rumput laut Kappaphycus alvarezii dilakukan kultur protoplas dengan isolasi protoplas menggunakan enzim. Untuk mendapatkan sumber enzim yang ekonomis sebagai alternatif pengganti enzim komersial dan untuk mengetahui perbandingan konsentrasi enzim komersial yang optimum agar menghasilkan jumlah protoplas yang maksimum, dilakukan karakterisasi terhadap enzim dari berbagai sumber. Aktivitas ekstrak kasar enzim dari viscera bekicot (Achatina fulica tidak berbeda nyata dengan enzim komersial (P>0,05 dengan aktivitas sebesar 0,729 unit/mL; enzim komersial 0,354 unit/mL; ekstrak kasar enzim dari viscera keong mas (Pila polita 0,048 unit/mL; dan ekstrak kasar enzim dari viscera abalon (Haliotis asinina 0,014 unit/mL. Perbandingan enzim komersial yang optimum adalah 2:1 menghasilkan protoplas sebanyak 1,26 x 108 sel/mL; kemudian 1:2 dengan jumlah protoplas 1,22 x 108 sel/mL; perbandingan 1:1 menghasilkan protoplas sebanyak 8,36 x 107 sel/mL; perbandingan 0:1 menghasilkan protoplas sebanyak 6,33 x 107 sel/mL; dan perbandingan 1:0 menghasilkan protoplas sebanyak 9,55 x 106 sel/mL. Rumput laut asal Takalar memiliki protoplas dengan kepadatan tertinggi sebesar 3,7 x 108 sel/mL. Effort to improve the quality of seaweed seed Kappaphycus alvarezii has been done by protoplast culture with protoplast isolation using enzyme. To find out economical enzyme sources as alternatives to substitute the expensive commercial enzyme and to determine the optimum concentration ratio of commercial enzyme to produce maximum amount of protoplast, characterization was executed to several potential sources. Activity of crude extract enzyme from viscera of garden snail (Achatina fulica was not significantly different with commercial enzyme (P>0.05 it was 0.729 unit/mL, commercial enzyme 0.354 unit/mL activity; crude extract enzyme from viscera of golden snail (Pila polita 0.048 unit/mL activity and crude extract enzyme from viscera of abalone

  3. Effect of sulfated polysaccharides from the Rodophyta Kappaphycus alvarezii in post larva of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus submitted to a stress situation - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v34i3.13213 Efeito dos polissacarídeos sulfatados da rodofícea Kappaphycus alvarezii em pós-larvas de tilápia do Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus submetidas a situações de estresse - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v34i3.13213

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The study evaluated the effect of oral administration of sulfated polysaccharides (SP extracted from the marine macroalga Kappaphycus alvarezii on survival and weight gain of Nile tilapia post larvae during sex reversal in a stress situation. SP were extracted from the seaweed by enzymatic digestion and incorporated into the diet before the addition of the hormone 17-α-methyltestosterone, and administered at the doses of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 mg g-1 of body weight and a control (without SP, for 28 days. In the last week of sex reversal a stress situation was established by removing the aeration and water renewal. Survival and weight gains data were subjected to a variance analysis (ANOVA and Tukey's test for averages differentiation at significance levels of 1 and 5%. Weight gains were greater in animals that received SP, regardless of the used dose and better survivals were obtained when SP were administered at the doses of 0.05 and 0.1 mg g-1, with values of 79.90 ± 5.68 and 77.60 ± 1.80%, respectively. The study revealed that small doses of the SP were able to improve survival, daily weight gain and final average weight of tilapias submitted to a stress situation.O trabalho avaliou o efeito da administração oral dos polissacarídeos sulfatados (PS extraídos da macroalga marinha Kappaphycus alvarezii na sobrevivência e ganho de peso de pós-larvas da tilápia do Nilo, durante a reversão sexual em situação de estresse. Os PS foram extraídos por digestão enzimática e incorporados à ração antes da adição do hormônio 17-α-metiltestosterona, sendo administrados nas doses de 0,05; 0,1 e 0,2 mg g-1 de peso vivo e um controle (sem PS, durante 28 dias. Na última semana da reversão sexual foi estabelecida uma situação de estresse, pela supressão da aeração e renovações de água. Os dados de sobrevivência e ganhos de peso foram submetidos à análise de variância (Anova e teste de Tukey para diferenciação das médias, aos n

  4. Eucheuma and Kappaphycus : taxonomy and cultivation

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    The Genera Eucheuma, Kappaphycus and Hypnea are three important genera of carrageenophytes which are abundant in the Philippines and in the tropical Asia and Western Pacific. The most useful species for the source of kappa carageenan is K. alvarezii called E. "cottonii" of commerce. E. denticulatum called E. "spinosum" of commerce is also the most useful species for the sources of iota carrageenan.The different methods of Eucheuma cultivation were tried in the past from very simple bottom cul...

  5. Molecular identification based on ITS sequences for Kappaphycus and Eucheuma cultivated in China

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    Zhao, Sufen; He, Peimin

    2011-11-01

    The systematic classification of the Eucheumatoideae is difficult because of their variable morphology and interpretation of reproductive structures. Kappaphycus and Eucheuma specimens cultivated on the Hainan and Fujian coast of China were introduced from Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Combined with morphological characteristics, all Kappaphycus and Eucheuma cultivated strains were identified by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences. The phylogenetic tree was constructed using neighbor-joining and maximum likelihood methods. The results indicate that different ITS sequence lengths occurred in the different genera and species. An obvious difference in morphology could be found in the protuberance shape between Kappaphycus and Eucheuma. The protuberance in Eucheuma was thorn-like and in Kappaphycus was wartlike or papillate. Their ITS sequence lengths differed significantly in nucleotide variation rates up to 58.55%-63.90%. All nucleotide variations occurred in the ITS1 and ITS2 regions except for five nucleotide transversions in the 5.8S rDNA region. In addition, the difference was at the branches among congeneric species. Kappaphycus sp. had branches with small buds, while K. alvarezii did not have such a feature. The nucleotide variation rates varied from 7.02% to 7.48% among species; within the same species of the clades it was <1.20%. Eucheumatoideae algae cultivated in China consisted of three clades, K. alvarezii, Kappaphycus sp., and E. denticulatum. The results indicate that ITS sequence analysis was an effective way for identification of interspecies and intraspecies phylogenetic relationships and might provide a clue for molecular identification of algal Eucheumatoideae.

  6. Molecular identification based on ITS sequences for Kappaphycus and Eucheuma cultivated in China

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    ZHAO Sufen; HE Peimin

    2011-01-01

    The systematic classification of the Eucheurnatoideae is difficult because of their variable morphology and interpretation of reproductive structures.Kappaphycus and Eucheuma specimens cultivated on the Hainan and Fujian coast of China were introduced from Vietnam,the Philippines and Indonesia.Combined with morphological characteristics,all Kappaphycus and Eucheuma cultivated strains were identified by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences.The phylogenetic tree was constructed using neighbor-joining and maximum likelihood methods.The results indicate that different ITS sequence lengths occurred in the different genera and species.An obvious difference in morphology could be found in the protuberance shape between Kappaphycus and Eucheuma.The protuberance in Eucheuma was thorn-like and in Kappaphycus was wartlike or papillate.Their ITS sequence lengths differed significantly in nucleotide variation rates up to 58.55%-63.90%.All nucleotide variations occurred in the ITS1 andITS2 regions except for five nucleotide transversions in the 5.8S rDNA region.In addition,the difference was at the branches among congeneric species.Kappaphycus sp.had branches with small buds,while K.alvarezii did not have such a feature.The nucleotide variation rates varied from 7.02% to 7.48% among species; within the same species of the clades it was <1.20%.Eucheumatoideae algae cultivated in China consisted of three clades,K.alvarezii,Kappaphycus sp.,and E.denticulatum.The results indicate that ITS sequence analysis was an effective way for identification of interspecies and intraspecies phylogenetic relationships and might provide a clue for molecular identification of algal Eucheumatoideae.

  7. PENGARUH MASA TANAM TERHADAP KUALITAS RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Budidaya rumput laut memliki peranan yang sangat penting dalam usaha meningkatkan produksi perikanan serta memenuhi kebutuhan pangan dan gizi. Beberapa kendala yang masih dijumpai di lapangan antara lain kualitas hasil panen yang masih rendah akibat pemanenan rumput laut yang lebih awal dari waktu panen yang seharusnya (6-7 minggu), akibat permintaan rumput laut cukup tinggi. Percobaan ini bertujuan untuk memperlihatkan kandungan nilai gizi rumput laut yang dipanen pada masa tanam 10, 20, dan...

  8. Reply: Is Kappaphycus alvarezii heading towards marine bioinvasion ?

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  9. SELEKSI RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus striatum DALAM UPAYA PENINGKATAN LAJU PERTUMBUHAN BIBIT UNTUK BUDIDAYA

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    Full Text Available Budidaya rumput laut di Indonesia semakin berkembang seiring dengan peningkatan permintaan bahan baku industri untuk pasar domestik dan eksport. Rumput laut Kappaphycus striatum, salah satu spesies rumput laut komersil, telah intensif dibudidayakan di perairan pantai. Saat ini, masalah utama yang dihadapi pembudidaya adalah rendahnya kualitas bibit yang berasal dari hasil budidaya. Seleksi varietas merupakan salah satu metode yang diharapkan dapat meningkatkan laju pertumbuhan rumput laut. Penelitian ini dilakukan dengan tujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh seleksi varietas terhadap pertumbuhan rumput laut sehingga dapat dilakukan produksi bibit unggul untuk keperluan budidaya. Budidaya rumput laut K. striatum telah dilakukan di Teluk Laikang, Kabupaten Takalar, Provinsi Sulawesi Selatan dengan menggunakan metode long line. Seleksi varietas dilakukan berdasarkan parameter laju pertumbuhan harian (LPH dan metode seleksi mengacu pada protokol seleksi yang telah dikembangkan pada rumput laut K. alvarezii. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa LPH bibit hasil seleksi lebih tinggi (P

  10. Optimization of the extraction of carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii using response surface methodology

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    Full Text Available This study aims to optimize an alternative method of extraction of carrageenan without previous alkaline treatment and ethanol precipitation using Response Surface Methodology (RSM. In order to introduce an innovation in the isolation step, atomization drying was used reducing the time for obtaining dry carrageenan powder. The effects of extraction time and temperature on yield, gel strength, and viscosity were evaluated. Furthermore, the extracted material was submitted to structural analysis, by infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H-NMR, and chemical composition analysis. Results showed that the generated regression models adequately explained the data variation. Carrageenan yield and gel viscosity were influenced only by the extraction temperature. However, gel strength was influenced by both, extraction time and extraction temperature. Optimal extraction conditions were 74 ºC and 4 hours. In these conditions, the carrageenan extract properties determined by the polynomial model were 31.17%, 158.27 g.cm-2, and 29.5 cP for yield, gel strength, and viscosity, respectively, while under the experimental conditions they were 35.8 ± 4.68%, 112.50 ± 4.96 g.cm-2, and 16.01 ± 1.03 cP, respectively. The chemical composition, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy analyses showed that the crude carrageenan extracted is composed mainly of κ-carrageenan.

  11. MODEL PENERAPAN IPTEK PENGEMBANGAN KEBUN BIBIT RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii, DI KABUPATEN MINAHASA UTARA, SULAWESI UTARA

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    Full Text Available Kabupaten Minahasa Utara dengan luas laut sekitar 295.000 km² dan panjang garis pantai sekitar 229,2 km memiliki potensi kelautan dan perikanan yang sangat besar. Kabupaten ini telah ditetapkan sebagai kawasan minapolitan rumput laut sesuai dengan Keputusan Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan Nomor KEP.39/MEN/2011. Kebutuhan bibit merupakan faktor utama dalam pengembangan rumput laut. Ketersediaan bibit yang memadai, berkualitas, dan berkesinambung merupakan faktor penentu keberhasilan budidaya rumput laut. Model penerapan IPTEK dari program IPTEKMAS (ilmu pengetahuan dan teknologi untuk masyarakat, merupakan langkah efektif yang ditempuh oleh Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Perikanan Budidaya dengan tujuan penyebar luasan hasil penelitian dan pengembangan berupa teknologi pengembangan kebun bibit di Kabupaten Minahasa Utara Provinsi Sulawesi Utara. Pelaksanaan IPTEKMAS di kabupaten ini melibatkan lima kelompok pembudidaya rumput laut dari dua desa yang berdampingan yaitu Desa Kema II dan Desa Kema III Kecamatan Kema. Pengembangan kebun bibit model IPTEKMAS ini diterapkan dengan sistem rawai (long line berukuran 50 m x 35 m. Hasil kegiatan menunjukkan pertumbuhan rumput laut yang dibudidayakan di lokasi kegiatan sangat baik dengan rata-rata pertumbuhan setiap siklus pemeliharaan bibit adalah 200 g (bibit awal 50 g. Model penerapan IPTEK ini mendapat respons positif dari masyarakat pembudidaya.

  12. Optimization of the extraction of carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii using response surface methodology

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    Vanessa Webber; Sabrina Matos de Carvalho; Paulo José Ogliari; Leila Hayashi; Pedro Luiz Manique Barreto

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to optimize an alternative method of extraction of carrageenan without previous alkaline treatment and ethanol precipitation using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). In order to introduce an innovation in the isolation step, atomization drying was used reducing the time for obtaining dry carrageenan powder. The effects of extraction time and temperature on yield, gel strength, and viscosity were evaluated. Furthermore, the extracted material was submitted to structural analys...

  13. Evaluation of different promoters driving the GFP reporter gene in seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii

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    Muh. Alias L. Rajamuddin; Alimuddin A; Utut Widyastuti; Irvan Faizal

    2016-01-01

    Promoter regulates expression level of foreign gene in transgenic organism. This study was performed to select asuitable promoter as the fi rst step towards production of valuable trait-enhanced seaweed by transgenic technology. Greenfl uorescent protein (GFP) gene was used as a reporter to determine the activity of promoter in seaweed Kappaphycusalvarezii. GFP gene constructs driven by cytomegalovirus (pCMV-GFP), caulifl ower mosaic virus (pCaMV-GFP),medaka β-actin (pmBA-GFP) and Japanese fl...

  14. Optimization of the extraction of carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii using response surface methodology Otimização da extração de carragenana de Kappaphycus alvarezii utilizando metodologia de superfície de resposta

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    Vanessa Webber

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to optimize an alternative method of extraction of carrageenan without previous alkaline treatment and ethanol precipitation using Response Surface Methodology (RSM. In order to introduce an innovation in the isolation step, atomization drying was used reducing the time for obtaining dry carrageenan powder. The effects of extraction time and temperature on yield, gel strength, and viscosity were evaluated. Furthermore, the extracted material was submitted to structural analysis, by infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H-NMR, and chemical composition analysis. Results showed that the generated regression models adequately explained the data variation. Carrageenan yield and gel viscosity were influenced only by the extraction temperature. However, gel strength was influenced by both, extraction time and extraction temperature. Optimal extraction conditions were 74 ºC and 4 hours. In these conditions, the carrageenan extract properties determined by the polynomial model were 31.17%, 158.27 g.cm-2, and 29.5 cP for yield, gel strength, and viscosity, respectively, while under the experimental conditions they were 35.8 ± 4.68%, 112.50 ± 4.96 g.cm-2, and 16.01 ± 1.03 cP, respectively. The chemical composition, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy analyses showed that the crude carrageenan extracted is composed mainly of κ-carrageenan.Este estudo tem como objetivo otimizar um método alternativo para extração de carragenana sem tratamento alcalino prévio e sem precipitação com etanol através da Metodologia de Superfície de Resposta (RSM. A fim de inovar a etapa de isolamento, a secagem por atomização foi adaptada, o que reduziu o tempo para a obtenção do pó seco. Os efeitos da temperatura e do tempo de extração sobre o rendimento, força do gel e de viscosidade foram avaliados. Além disso, o material extraído foi submetido a análises estruturais por espectroscopia de infravermelho e de ressonância magnética nuclear, e composição química. Os resultados mostraram que os modelos de regressão gerados explicam adequadamente a variação de dados. Apenas a temperatura de extração afetou o rendimento e a viscosidade do gel. Entretanto, a força do gel foi influenciada tanto pelo tempo como pela temperatura de extração. As condições ótimas de extração foram 74 ºC durante 4 horas. Nessas condições, as propriedades da carragenana bruta determinadas pelo modelo polinomial foram 31,17%, 158,27 g.cm-2 e 29,5 cP, para rendimento, força do gel e viscosidade, respectivamente, enquanto que em condições experimentais foram 35,8 ± 4,68%, 112,50 ± 4,96 g.cm-2 e 16,01 ± 1,03 cP. A composição química e as análises estruturais mostraram que a carragenana extraída é principalmente κ-carragenana.

  15. UPAYA PENINGKATAN PRODUKTIVITAS RUMPUT LAUT Kappaphycus alvarezii DENGAN MENGETAHUI FAKTOR PENGELOLAAN DI KABUPATEN KONAWE SELATAN PROVINSI SULAWESI TENGGARA

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    Ruzkiah Asaf

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Rumput laut di Kabupaten Konawe Selatan Provinsi Sulawesi Tenggara merupakan salah satu komoditas unggulan. Metode budidaya yang digunakan adalah metode apung atau tali panjang (long line. Penelitian dilakukan untuk mengetahui produktivitas rumput laut pada beberapa faktor pengelolaan yang dilakukan dalam budidaya rumput laut. Metode survai digunakan dalam penelitian dengan mengajukan kuisioner kepada responden secara terstruktur. Peubah tidak bebas dalam penelitian ini adalah produksi rumput laut, sedangkan faktor pengelolaan budidaya adalah peubah bebas. Untuk memprediksi produksi rumput laut digunakan analisis regresi berganda. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa produksi rumput laut di Kabupaten Konawe Selatan Provinsi Sulawesi Tenggara berkisar antara 540-2.160 kg/3.000 m2 dengan rata-rata 942 kg kering/3.000 m2. Upaya peningkatan produktivitas rumput laut dapat dilakukan melalui (1 penambahan jumlah tali ris dengan memperhatikan aspek ketersediaan bibit, arus, kondisi dasar perairan, kedalaman, salinitas, kecerahan, pencemaran, dan tenaga kerja; (2 penggunaan bibit rumput laut yang berkualitas baik dan berumur antara 25-35 hari; (3 penambahan jarak antar rumpun dalam tali ris maksimal 30 cm; dan (4 pengontrolan rumput laut secara rutin agar dapat meminimalkan masalah selama budidaya.

  16. PENGARUH IKLIM TERHADAP MUSIM TANAM RUMPUT LAUT, Kappaphycus alvarezii DI TELUK GERUPUK KABUPATEN LOMBOK TENGAH, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    Pengembangan kawasan budidaya rumput laut dapat dipengaruhi oleh kondisi lingkungan biofisik perairan dan kondisi iklim. Salah satu faktor pembatas dalam budidaya rumput laut adalah musim tanam. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengkaji pola musim tanam rumput laut yang dihubungkan dengan perubahan iklim yang terjadi di Teluk Gerupuk Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Data primer yang dikumpulkan dalam penelitian ini meliputi data keragaan budidaya rumput laut dan pola musim tanam. Data sekunder diperoleh dari berbagai instansi terkait meliputi Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, dan Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan. Data yang terkumpul dianalisis dan dibahas secara deskriptif yang disertai dengan gambar. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa produktivitas lahan pengembangan rumput laut sangat dipengaruhi oleh kondisi iklim. Adanya perubahan iklim baik nasional maupun global (El Niño dan La Niña sangat memengaruhi pola musim tanam rumput laut di Teluk Gerupuk. Musim tanam produktif umumnya terjadi pada bulan di mana curah hujan rendah (musim kemarau dan suhu udara juga rendah (24oC-27oC.

  17. Isolation of a New Natural Product and Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from Fungi of Indonesian Marine Habitats

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    Tarman, Kustiariyah; Lindequist, Ulrike; Wende, Kristian; Porzel, Andrea; Arnold, Norbert; Wessjohann, Ludger A.

    2011-01-01

    In the search for bioactive compounds, 11 fungal strains were isolated from Indonesian marine habitats. Ethyl acetate extracts of their culture broth were tested for cytotoxic activity against a urinary bladder carcinoma cell line and for antifungal and antibacterial activities against fish and human pathogenic bacteria as well as against plant and human pathogenic fungi. The crude extract of a sterile algicolous fungus (KT31), isolated from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex P.C. Silva exhibited potent cytotoxic activity with an IC50 value of 1.5 μg/mL. Another fungal strain (KT29) displayed fungicidal properties against the plant pathogenic fungus Cladosporium cucumerinum Ell. et Arth. at 50 μg/spot. 2-Carboxy-8-methoxy-naphthalene-1-ol (1) could be isolated as a new natural product. PMID:21556160

  18. Isolation of a New Natural Product and Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial Activities of Extracts from Fungi of Indonesian Marine Habitats

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    Norbert Arnold

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In the search for bioactive compounds, 11 fungal strains were isolated from Indonesian marine habitats. Ethyl acetate extracts of their culture broth were tested for cytotoxic activity against a urinary bladder carcinoma cell line and for antifungal and antibacterial activities against fish and human pathogenic bacteria as well as against plant and human pathogenic fungi. The crude extract of a sterile algicolous fungus (KT31, isolated from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty Doty ex P.C. Silva exhibited potent cytotoxic activity with an IC50 value of 1.5 µg/mL. Another fungal strain (KT29 displayed fungicidal properties against the plant pathogenic fungus Cladosporium cucumerinum Ell. et Arth. at 50 µg/spot. 2-Carboxy-8-methoxy-naphthalene-1-ol (1 could be isolated as a new natural product.

  19. PEMETAAN KELAYAKAN LAHAN BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT (Kappaphycus alvareziiDI KABUPATEN BINTAN PROVINSI KEPULAUAN RIAU DENGAN PENDEKATAN SISTEM INFORMASI GEOGRAFIS DAN PENGINDERAAN JAUH

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    Full Text Available Rumput laut merupakan komoditas unggulan ekspor perikanan budidaya di Indonesia. Untuk mempertahankan ataupun meningkatkan produksinya dapat dilakukan melalui perluasan areal budidaya. Pemilihan lokasi yang sesuai merupakan tahapan awal untuk mendukung keberhasilan usaha budidaya rumput laut. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melakukan analisis kelayakan lahan untuk budidaya rumput laut dengan metode apung di kawasan minapolitan Kabupaten Bintan. Data kualitas perairan telah dikumpulkan saat survai lapangan bulan Juli 2010. ALOS AVNIR-2 digunakan untuk mengekstrak data sosial infrastruktur. Data kualitas perairan dan sosial infrastruktur kemudian dianalisis secara spasial dengan sistem informasi geografis dan multi criteria analysis. Hasil analisis spasial menunjukkan bahwa dari total potensial pengembangan (904 km2, sekitar 13% tergolong sangat layak untuk pengembangan budidaya rumput laut. Lokasi dengan kategori sangat layak terkonsentrasi di Pulau Mantang, Telang Kecil, Gin Besar, Numbing, Gin Kecil, Buton, Poto, dan Kelong. Hasil penelitian ini sangat relevan dengan penetapan Kabupaten Bintan, meliputi: Kecamatan Bintan Timur, Mantang, dan Bintan Pesisir, sebagai kawasan sentra pengembangan minapolitan.

  20. PERFORMA FOTOSINTESIS Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba) YANG DIUKUR BERDASARKAN EVOLUSI OKSIGEN TERLARUT PADA BEBERAPA TINGKAT SUHU DAN CAHAYA

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    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh suhu dan cahaya terhadap laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba) yang diukur berdasarkan perubahan oksigen terlarut. Pengukuran laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. pertama-tama dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, 28oC, dan 32oC pada tingkat cahaya 353 μmol photons m-2 s-1 untuk mendapatkan kurva fotosintesis versus suhu (kurva P-T). Selanjutnya, pengukuran laju fotosintesis dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, dan 28oC dengan intensitas cahaya ...

  1. PERFORMA FOTOSINTESIS Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba) YANG DIUKUR BERDASARKAN EVOLUSI OKSIGEN TERLARUT PADA BEBERAPA TINGKAT SUHU DAN CAHAYA

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    Lideman Lideman; Asda Laining

    2015-01-01

    Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh suhu dan cahaya terhadap laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba) yang diukur berdasarkan perubahan oksigen terlarut. Pengukuran laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. pertama-tama dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, 28oC, dan 32oC pada tingkat cahaya 353 μmol photons m-2 s-1 untuk mendapatkan kurva fotosintesis versus suhu (kurva P-T). Selanjutnya, pengukuran laju fotosintesis dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, dan 28oC dengan intensitas cahaya ...

  2. Isolation of protoplast from Kappaphycus and Eucheuma using crude extracts of Siganus fuscessens viscus%篮子鱼内脏粗提液制备长心卡帕藻和细齿麒麟菜原生质体的初步研究

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    李俊鹏; 刘建国; 庞通; 李虎

    2014-01-01

    基地,利用篮子鱼(Siganus fuscessens)内脏研磨制备消化酶,开展了酶解制备大型产胶红藻长心卡帕藻(Kappaphycus alvarezii)和细齿麒麟菜(Eucheuma denticulatum)的原生质体研究,观察了不同酶解条件对两种产胶海藻原生质体产量和产率的影响。结果表明,细齿麒麟菜原生质体得率高于长心卡帕藻;在藻泥与酶浓度配比中,长心卡帕藻或细齿麒麟菜藻泥越多,所制备出的原生质体产量越高,而其制备效率却越低;在温度(20~30℃)梯度中,有最高原生质体产量和效率的酶解温度为25℃;在pH 6.0~8.0的实验酶解梯度中,酶解pH 6.0时的酶解效果最好;在12~48 h实验酶解时间梯度中,酶解时间为48 h时原生质体产量和得率最高;酶解时间越长,长心卡帕藻或细齿麒麟菜原生质体制备效率越高。为此建议在25℃和 pH6.0条件下,适当增加海藻藻泥用量和延长酶解时间,以更有效获得原生质体。

  3. Bioactive compounds in industrial red seaweed used in carrageenan production

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    Naseri, Alireza; Holdt, Susan Løvstad; Jacobsen, Charlotte

    The main seaweed species used in industrial scale for carrageenan production are Kappaphycus alvarezii, Eucheuma denticulatum, Chondrus crispus, Gigartina sp. and also Furcellaria lumbricalis as a source of furcellaran (Danish Agar) is also classified together with carrageenan. The chemical...

  4. High-mannose N-glycan-specific lectin from the red alga Kappaphycus striatum (Carrageenophyte).

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    Hung, Le Dinh; Sato, Yuichiro; Hori, Kanji

    2011-06-01

    From a fresh sample (1 kg) of cultivated red alga Kappaphycus striatum, three isolectins, KSA-1 (15.1 mg), KSA-2 (58.0 mg) and KSA-3 (6.9 mg), were isolated by a combination of extraction with aqueous ethanol, ethanol precipitation, and ion exchange chromatography. Isolated KSAs were monomeric proteins of about 28kDa having identical 20N-terminal amino acid sequences to each other. Their hemagglutination activities were not inhibited by monosaccharides, but inhibited by glycoproteins bearing high-mannose N-glycans. In a binding experiment with pyridylaminated oligosaccharides by centrifugal ultrafiltration-HPLC assay, the isolectin KSA-2 was exclusively bound to high-mannose type N-glycans, but not to other glycans. Including complex types and a pentasaccharide core of N-glycans, indicating that it recognized branched oligomannosides. The binding activity of KSA-2 was slightly different among high-mannose N-glycans examined, indicating that the lectin has a higher affinity for those having the exposed (α1-3) Man in the D2 arm. On the other hand, KSA-2 did not bind to a free oligomannose that is a constituent of the branched oligomannosides, implying that the portion of the core GlcNAc residue(s) of the N-glycans is also essential for binding. Thus, KSA-2 appears to recognize the extended carbohydrate structure with a minimal length of a tetrasaccharide, Man(α1-3)Man(α1-6)Man(β1-4)GlcNAc. This study indicates that K. striatum, which has extensively been cultivated as a source of carrageenan, is a good source of a valuable lectin(s) that is strictly specific for high-mannose N-glycans.

  5. 麒麟菜属和卡帕藻属海藻的ISSR初步分析%Preliminary analysis on identification Eucheuma and Kappaphycus (Rhodopyta) by ISSR

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    张婷; 时旭; 何建华; 陈群芳; 冯子慧; 何培民

    2011-01-01

    @@ 麒麟菜族(Eucheumatoideae)是一类生产卡拉胶的热带经济红藻,根据卡拉胶类型划分为3个属:麒麟菜属(Eucheuma),卡帕藻属(Kappaphycus)和琼枝藻属(Betaphycus)[1],其每年的工业产值可达24亿美元[2].

  6. PERFORMA FOTOSINTESIS Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba YANG DIUKUR BERDASARKAN EVOLUSI OKSIGEN TERLARUT PADA BEBERAPA TINGKAT SUHU DAN CAHAYA

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    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh suhu dan cahaya terhadap laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. (strain Sumba yang diukur berdasarkan perubahan oksigen terlarut. Pengukuran laju fotosintesis Kappaphycus sp. pertama-tama dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, 28oC, dan 32oC pada tingkat cahaya 353 μmol photons m-2 s-1 untuk mendapatkan kurva fotosintesis versus suhu (kurva P-T. Selanjutnya, pengukuran laju fotosintesis dilakukan pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, dan 28oC dengan intensitas cahaya 9, 22, 46, 58, 87, 137, 245, 353, 487, 608, dan 789 μmol photons m-2 s-1 dan juga pengukuran laju respirasi pada tingkat cahaya 0 μmol photons m-2 s-1 untuk menghasilkan kurva fotosintesis versus cahaya (kurva P-I. Beberapa parameter fotosintesis yaitu: laju fotosintesis maksimum (Pmax, koefisien fotosintesis (α, intensitas cahaya jenuh (Ek, dan intensitas cahaya kompensasi (Ec dihitung dengan cara memplotkan kurva P-I terhadap model persamaan regresi non linear P = {Pmax x tanh (α / Pmax x I} + Rd. Hasil yang diperoleh menunjukkan bahwa laju fotosintesis tertinggi sebesar 6,92 μg O2 gww-1 min-1 dicapai pada suhu 28oC dengan tingkat cahaya 353 μmol photons m-2 s-1. Pada suhu 20oC, 24oC, dan 28oC, laju fotosintesis mencapai tingkat maksimum (Pmax pada intensitas cahaya (Ek 86,1; 154,2; dan 162,4 μmol photons m-2 s-1. Suhu yang optimum untuk aktivitas fotosintesis berkorelasi erat dengan suhu pada lingkungan budidaya di alam.

  7. Production and characterization of a novel protease from Bacillus sp. RRM1 under solid state fermentation.

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    Rajkumar, Renganathan; Kothilmozhian, Jayappriyan; Ramasamy, Rengasamy

    2011-06-01

    A commercially important alkaline protease, produced by Bacillus sp. RRM1 isolated from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex Silva, was first recognized and characterized in the present study. Identification of the isolated bacterium was done using both biochemical characterization as well as 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The bacterial strain, Bacillus sp. RRM1, produced a high level of protease using easily available, inexpensive agricultural residues solid-state fermentation (SSF). Among them, wheat bran was found to be the best substrate. Influences of process parameters such as moistening agents, moisture level, temperature, inoculum concentration, and co-carbon and co-nitrogen sources on the fermentation were also evaluated. Under optimized conditions, maximum protease production (i.e., 2081 U/g) was obtained from wheat bran, which is about 2-fold greater than the initial conditions. The protease enzyme was stable over a temperature range of 30-60 degrees C and pH 6-12, with maximum activity at 50 degrees C and pH 9.0. Whereas the metal ions Na+, Ca2+, and K+ enhanced the activity of the enzyme, others such as Hg2+, Cu2+, Fe2+, Co2+, and Zn2+ had rendered negative effects. The activity of the enzyme was inhibited by EDTA and enhanced by Cu2+ ions, thus indicating the nature of the enzyme as a metalloprotease. The enzyme showed extreme stability and activity even in the presence of detergents, surfactants, and organic solvents. Moreover, the present findings opened new vistas in the utilization of wheat bran, a cheap, abundantly available, and effective waste as a substrate for SSF.

  8. Purification and characterization of a protease produced by Bacillus megaterium RRM2: application in detergent and dehairing industries.

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    Rajkumar, Renganathan; Jayappriyan, Kothilmozhian Ranishree; Rengasamy, Ramasamy

    2011-12-01

    An alkaline serine protease produced by Bacillus megaterium RRM2 isolated from the red alga, Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex Silva was studied for the first time and the same analyzed for the production of protease in the present study. Identification of the bacterium was done on the basis of both biochemical analysis and by 16S rDNA sequence analysis. The extracellular protease obtained from B. megaterium RRM2 was purified by a three-step process involving ammonium sulphate precipitation, gel filtration (Sephadex G100) and Q-Sepharose column chromatography. The purity was found to be 30.6-fold with a specific activity of 3591.5 U/mg protein with a molecular weight of 27 kDa. The metal ions Ca(2+), Mg(2+), K(+) and Na(+) marginally enhanced the activity of the purified enzyme while Hg(2+), Cu(2+), Fe(2+), CO(2+) and Zn(2+), had reduced the activity. The enzyme was found to be active in the pH range of 9.0-10.0 and remained active up to 60 °C. Phenyl Methyl Sulfonyl Fluoride (PMSF) inhibited the enzyme activity, thus, confirming that this enzyme is an alkaline serine protease. Likewise, DTT also inhibited the enzyme thus confirming the disulfide nature of the enzyme. The enzyme exhibited a high degree of tolerance to Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS). The partially purified protease when used as an additive in the commercial detergents was found to be a suitable source for washing clothes especially those stained with blood. Further, it showed good dehairing activity within a short duration in goat skin without affecting its collagen component.

  9. Heavy Metal Adsorption onto Kappaphycus sp. from Aqueous Solutions: The Use of Error Functions for Validation of Isotherm and Kinetics Models

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    Md. Sayedur Rahman

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    Full Text Available Biosorption process is a promising technology for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastes and effluents using low-cost and effective biosorbents. In the present study, adsorption of Pb2+, Cu2+, Fe2+, and Zn2+ onto dried biomass of red seaweed Kappaphycus sp. was investigated as a function of pH, contact time, initial metal ion concentration, and temperature. The experimental data were evaluated by four isotherm models (Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, and Dubinin-Radushkevich and four kinetic models (pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, Elovich, and intraparticle diffusion models. The adsorption process was feasible, spontaneous, and endothermic in nature. Functional groups in the biomass involved in metal adsorption process were revealed as carboxylic and sulfonic acids and sulfonate by Fourier transform infrared analysis. A total of nine error functions were applied to validate the models. We strongly suggest the analysis of error functions for validating adsorption isotherm and kinetic models using linear methods. The present work shows that the red seaweed Kappaphycus sp. can be used as a potentially low-cost biosorbent for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. Further study is warranted to evaluate its feasibility for the removal of heavy metals from the real environment.

  10. EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND LIGHT ON THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS AS MEASURED BY CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE OF CULTURED Kappaphycus sp. (SAKOL STRAIN FROM INDONESIA

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    Lidemen Lidemen

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Photosynthetic performance of carrageenophyte (Solieriaceae; Rhodophyta cultured in Indonesia, Kappaphycus sp. (Sakol strain, was investigated at various temperature and light conditions related to their cultivation performance. A “pulse-amplitude modulatedchlorophyll fluorometer” (Diving-PAM was used to generate a rapid light curves (RLCs to provide estimates relative electron transport rates (rETR for over 10 temperatures (i.e., 16oC to 34oC and at nine photosynthetic active radiation (PAR levels, which ranged from 0 to 1,000 mol photons m-2 s-1. The initial slope (α, photo-inhibition coefficient (β, and the coefficient of maximum photosynthesis assuming no photo-inhibition (γ is calculated by fitting the RLCs on a nonlinear model by using a two-level hierarchical Bayesian model. The experimental results showed that Kappaphycus sp. required temperatures ranging from 26oC to 34oC to maintain their high levels of photosynthetic activity. Saturating irradiace (Ek at the temperature range occured ranging from 120 to 150 μmol photons m-2 s-1. The model equation that have been derived from this series experiment can be used to determine the requirement of temperature and light intensity (irradiance of any seaweed species.

  11. Heavy Metal Adsorption onto Kappaphycus sp. from Aqueous Solutions: The Use of Error Functions for Validation of Isotherm and Kinetics Models.

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    Rahman, Md Sayedur; Sathasivam, Kathiresan V

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    Biosorption process is a promising technology for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastes and effluents using low-cost and effective biosorbents. In the present study, adsorption of Pb(2+), Cu(2+), Fe(2+), and Zn(2+) onto dried biomass of red seaweed Kappaphycus sp. was investigated as a function of pH, contact time, initial metal ion concentration, and temperature. The experimental data were evaluated by four isotherm models (Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, and Dubinin-Radushkevich) and four kinetic models (pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, Elovich, and intraparticle diffusion models). The adsorption process was feasible, spontaneous, and endothermic in nature. Functional groups in the biomass involved in metal adsorption process were revealed as carboxylic and sulfonic acids and sulfonate by Fourier transform infrared analysis. A total of nine error functions were applied to validate the models. We strongly suggest the analysis of error functions for validating adsorption isotherm and kinetic models using linear methods. The present work shows that the red seaweed Kappaphycus sp. can be used as a potentially low-cost biosorbent for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions. Further study is warranted to evaluate its feasibility for the removal of heavy metals from the real environment.

  12. Halocarbon emissions by selected tropical seaweeds: species-specific and compound-specific responses under changing pH

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    Leedham Elvidge, Emma C.; Sturges, William T.; Malin, Gill; Abd Rahman, Noorsaadah

    2017-01-01

    Five tropical seaweeds, Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex P.C. Silva, Padina australis Hauck, Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J. Agardh (syn. S. aquifolium (Turner) C. Agardh), Sargassum siliquosum J. Agardh and Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh) Kützing, were incubated in seawater of pH 8.0, 7.8 (ambient), 7.6, 7.4 and 7.2, to study the effects of changing seawater pH on halocarbon emissions. Eight halocarbon species known to be emitted by seaweeds were investigated: bromoform (CHBr3), dibro­momethane (CH2Br2), iodomethane (CH3I), diiodomethane (CH2I2), bromoiodomethane (CH2BrI), bromochlorometh­ane (CH2BrCl), bromodichloromethane (CHBrCl2), and dibro­mochloromethane (CHBr2Cl). These very short-lived halocarbon gases are believed to contribute to stratospheric halogen concentrations if released in the tropics. It was observed that the seaweeds emit all eight halocarbons assayed, with the exception of K. alvarezii and S. binderi for CH2I2 and CH3I respectively, which were not measurable at the achievable limit of detection. The effect of pH on halocarbon emission by the seaweeds was shown to be species-specific and compound specific. The highest percentage changes in emissions for the halocarbons of interest were observed at the lower pH levels of 7.2 and 7.4 especially in Padina australis and Sargassum spp., showing that lower seawater pH causes elevated emissions of some halocarbon compounds. In general the seaweed least affected by pH change in terms of types of halocarbon emission, was P. australis. The commercially farmed seaweed K. alvarezii was very sensitive to pH change as shown by the high increases in most of the compounds in all pH levels relative to ambient. In terms of percentage decrease in maximum quantum yield of photosynthesis (Fv∕Fm) prior to and after incubation, there were no significant correlations with the various pH levels tested for all seaweeds. The correlation between percentage decrease in the maximum quantum yield of photosynthesis

  13. Halocarbon emissions by selected tropical seaweeds: species-specific and compound-specific responses under changing pH

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Five tropical seaweeds, Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty Doty ex P.C. Silva, Padina australis Hauck, Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J. Agardh (syn. S. aquifolium (Turner C. Agardh, Sargassum siliquosum J. Agardh and Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh Kützing, were incubated in seawater of pH 8.0, 7.8 (ambient, 7.6, 7.4 and 7.2, to study the effects of changing seawater pH on halocarbon emissions. Eight halocarbon species known to be emitted by seaweeds were investigated: bromoform (CHBr3, dibro­momethane (CH2Br2, iodomethane (CH3I, diiodomethane (CH2I2, bromoiodomethane (CH2BrI, bromochlorometh­ane (CH2BrCl, bromodichloromethane (CHBrCl2, and dibro­mochloromethane (CHBr2Cl. These very short-lived halocarbon gases are believed to contribute to stratospheric halogen concentrations if released in the tropics. It was observed that the seaweeds emit all eight halocarbons assayed, with the exception of K. alvarezii and S. binderi for CH2I2 and CH3I respectively, which were not measurable at the achievable limit of detection. The effect of pH on halocarbon emission by the seaweeds was shown to be species-specific and compound specific. The highest percentage changes in emissions for the halocarbons of interest were observed at the lower pH levels of 7.2 and 7.4 especially in Padina australis and Sargassum spp., showing that lower seawater pH causes elevated emissions of some halocarbon compounds. In general the seaweed least affected by pH change in terms of types of halocarbon emission, was P. australis. The commercially farmed seaweed K. alvarezii was very sensitive to pH change as shown by the high increases in most of the compounds in all pH levels relative to ambient. In terms of percentage decrease in maximum quantum yield of photosynthesis (Fv∕Fm prior to and after incubation, there were no significant correlations with the various pH levels tested for all seaweeds. The correlation between percentage decrease in the maximum quantum yield of

  14. The mitochondrial genome of the red alga Kappaphycus striatus ("Green Sacol" variety): complete nucleotide sequence, genome structure and organization, and comparative analysis.

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    Tablizo, Francis A; Lluisma, Arturo O

    2014-12-01

    The complete mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequence of the rhodophyte Kappaphycus striatus ("Green Sacol" variety) was determined. The mtDNA is circular, 25,242 bases long (A+T content: 69.94%), and contains 50 densely packed genes comprising 93.22% of the mitochondrial genome, with genes encoded on both strands. Through comparative analysis, the overall sequence, genome structure, and organization of K. striatus mtDNA were seen to be highly similar with other fully sequenced mitochondrial genomes of the class Florideophyceae. On the other hand, certain degrees of genome rearrangements and greater sequence dissimilarities were observed for the mtDNAs of other evolutionarily distant red algae, such as those from the class Bangiophyceae and Cyanidiophyceae, compared to that of K. striatus. Furthermore, a trend was observed wherein the red algal mtDNAs tend to encode lesser number of protein-coding genes, albeit not necessarily shorter, as the organism becomes more morphologically complex. This trend is supported by the phylogenetic tree inferred from the concatenated amino acid sequences of the deduced protein products of cytochrome c oxidase subunit genes (cox1, 2, and 3).

  15. Mathematical modelling for the drying method and smoothing drying rate using cubic spline for seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum variety Durian in a solar dryer

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    M Ali, M. K., E-mail: majidkhankhan@ymail.com, E-mail: eutoco@gmail.com; Ruslan, M. H., E-mail: majidkhankhan@ymail.com, E-mail: eutoco@gmail.com [Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Muthuvalu, M. S., E-mail: sudaram-@yahoo.com, E-mail: jumat@ums.edu.my; Wong, J., E-mail: sudaram-@yahoo.com, E-mail: jumat@ums.edu.my [Unit Penyelidikan Rumpai Laut (UPRL), Sekolah Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia); Sulaiman, J., E-mail: ysuhaimi@ums.edu.my, E-mail: hafidzruslan@eng.ukm.my; Yasir, S. Md., E-mail: ysuhaimi@ums.edu.my, E-mail: hafidzruslan@eng.ukm.my [Program Matematik dengan Ekonomi, Sekolah Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia)

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    The solar drying experiment of seaweed using Green V-Roof Hybrid Solar Drier (GVRHSD) was conducted in Semporna, Sabah under the metrological condition in Malaysia. Drying of sample seaweed in GVRHSD reduced the moisture content from about 93.4% to 8.2% in 4 days at average solar radiation of about 600W/m{sup 2} and mass flow rate about 0.5 kg/s. Generally the plots of drying rate need more smoothing compared moisture content data. Special cares is needed at low drying rates and moisture contents. It is shown the cubic spline (CS) have been found to be effective for moisture-time curves. The idea of this method consists of an approximation of data by a CS regression having first and second derivatives. The analytical differentiation of the spline regression permits the determination of instantaneous rate. The method of minimization of the functional of average risk was used successfully to solve the problem. This method permits to obtain the instantaneous rate to be obtained directly from the experimental data. The drying kinetics was fitted with six published exponential thin layer drying models. The models were fitted using the coefficient of determination (R{sup 2}), and root mean square error (RMSE). The modeling of models using raw data tested with the possible of exponential drying method. The result showed that the model from Two Term was found to be the best models describe the drying behavior. Besides that, the drying rate smoothed using CS shows to be effective method for moisture-time curves good estimators as well as for the missing moisture content data of seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum Variety Durian in Solar Dryer under the condition tested.

  16. Mathematical modelling for the drying method and smoothing drying rate using cubic spline for seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum variety Durian in a solar dryer

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    M Ali, M. K.; Ruslan, M. H.; Muthuvalu, M. S.; Wong, J.; Sulaiman, J.; Yasir, S. Md.

    2014-06-01

    The solar drying experiment of seaweed using Green V-Roof Hybrid Solar Drier (GVRHSD) was conducted in Semporna, Sabah under the metrological condition in Malaysia. Drying of sample seaweed in GVRHSD reduced the moisture content from about 93.4% to 8.2% in 4 days at average solar radiation of about 600W/m2 and mass flow rate about 0.5 kg/s. Generally the plots of drying rate need more smoothing compared moisture content data. Special cares is needed at low drying rates and moisture contents. It is shown the cubic spline (CS) have been found to be effective for moisture-time curves. The idea of this method consists of an approximation of data by a CS regression having first and second derivatives. The analytical differentiation of the spline regression permits the determination of instantaneous rate. The method of minimization of the functional of average risk was used successfully to solve the problem. This method permits to obtain the instantaneous rate to be obtained directly from the experimental data. The drying kinetics was fitted with six published exponential thin layer drying models. The models were fitted using the coefficient of determination (R2), and root mean square error (RMSE). The modeling of models using raw data tested with the possible of exponential drying method. The result showed that the model from Two Term was found to be the best models describe the drying behavior. Besides that, the drying rate smoothed using CS shows to be effective method for moisture-time curves good estimators as well as for the missing moisture content data of seaweed Kappaphycus Striatum Variety Durian in Solar Dryer under the condition tested.

  17. Caracterização da assembléia fitobentônica da praia do Kutuca, ilha da Marambaia, baía de Sepetiba, RJ, Brasil Characterization of the phytobenthic assemblage at Kutuca beach, Marambaia island, Sepetiba bay, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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    Renata Perpetuo Reis

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    Full Text Available Devido aos potenciais problemas ambientais na baía de Sepetiba, sítios de monitoramento ambiental nesta baía se tornam necessários. A praia do Kutuca foi selecionada para este propósito por possuir dados pretéritos sobre a sua estrutura da comunidade, com coletas realizadas em 1999, que detectou alta diversidade. Durante 21 meses, dezembro de 2003 a julho de 2005, foram coletados 63 táxons (Chlorophyta, 22%; Ochrophyta, 16% e Rhodophyta, 62%. Na amostragem destrutiva, foram usados seis quadrados aleatórios (25×25 cm, colocados em cada uma das duas linhas de 20 m horizontais ao costão. Os resultados de 1999 foram comparados com estes e se observou que a biomassa passou de 490,9±201,2 g.m-2 para 199,57±29,33 g.m-2, a riqueza de 13,0±4,5 para 5,06±1,72, a diversidade H'=2,2±0,41 para H'=1,3±0,39 e a equitabilidade J'= 0,65± 0,06 para J'= 0,55±0,17.Quatro táxons (Sargassum spp., Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G. Gmel. M. Howe, Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen in Jacquin J.V. Lamour. e Gracilaria cervicornis (Turner J. Agardh mais representativos contribuíram com 15 a 33% de biomassa, enquanto que em 1999, oito táxons (Caulerpa sertularioides,Dictyopteris delicatula J.V. Lamour., Gracilaria cervicornis, Sargassum spp., Codium taylorii P.C. Silva, Padina gymnospora (Kützing Sonder, Galaxaura marginata (Ellis & Solander J.V. Lamouroux e Hypnea spinella (C. Agardh Kütz. contribuíram com 5 a 20% de biomassa. Esses resultados mostraram a existência de distúrbios, provavelmente decorrentes das dragagens para aumento do canal de navegação para o Porto de Sepetiba, além da entrada de frentes meteorológicas. Apesar da avaliação do potencial invasivo da espécie exótica Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty Doty ex Silva ter sido negativo neste período, se recomenda que o seu monitoramento seja permanente.Due to potential environmental problems in Sepetiba Bay, it is necessary to identify sites for environmental monitoring. Kutuca Beach was

  18. Analysis by Vibrational Spectroscopy of Seaweed Polysaccharides with Potential Use in Food, Pharmaceutical, and Cosmetic Industries

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    Leonel Pereira

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    Full Text Available Polysaccharides present in several seaweeds (Kappaphycus alvarezii, Calliblepharis jubata, and Chondrus crispus—Gigartinales, Rhodophyta; Gelidium corneum and Pterocladiella capillacea—Gelidiales, Rhodophyta; Laurencia obtusa—Ceramiales, Rhodophyta; Himanthalia elongata, Undaria pinnatifida, Saccorhiza polyschides, Sargassum vulgare, and Padina pavonica—Phaeophyceae, Ochrophyta are analyzed by spectroscopic techniques. The nature of the polysaccharides (with extraction and without any type of extraction present in these seaweeds was determined with FTIR-ATR and FT-Raman analysis of extracted phycocolloids and ground dry seaweed.

  19. Detection and quantification of some plant growth regulators in a seaweed-based foliar spray employing a mass spectrometric technique sans chromatographic separation.

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    Prasad, Kamalesh; Das, Arun Kumar; Oza, Mihir Deepak; Brahmbhatt, Harshad; Siddhanta, Arup Kumar; Meena, Ramavatar; Eswaran, Karuppanan; Rajyaguru, Mahesh Rameshchandra; Ghosh, Pushpito Kumar

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    The sap expelled from the fresh harvest of Kappaphycus alvarezii , a red seaweed growing in tropical waters, has been reported to be a potent foliar spray. Tandem mass spectrometry of various organic extracts of the sap confirmed the presence of the plant growth regulators (PGRs) indole 3-acetic acid, gibberellin GA(3), kinetin, and zeatin. These PGRs were quantified in fresh state and after 1 year of storage by ESI-MS without recourse to chromatographic separation. Quantification was validated against HPLC data. The results may be useful in correlating with the efficacy of the sap. The methodology was extended to two other seaweeds. The method developed is convenient and precise and may find application in other agricultural formulations containing these growth hormones.

  20. KAROTENOID DARI MAKROALGAE DAN MIKROALGAE: POTENSI KESEHATAN APLIKASI DAN BIOTEKNOLOGI [Carotenoids from Macroalgae and Microalgae: Health Potential, Application and Biotechnology

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Algae, both micro and macroalgae, is one of the largest producers of carotenoids. The major composition of carotenoid on algae are β-carotene, astaxanthin, luthein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and fucoxanthin which have important roles for human health. Carotenoids were produced by several microalgae species such as Dunaliella sallina, Haemotococcus pluvialis, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, Spirulina platensis, Nannnochloropsis oculata, and also from some macroalgae species such as Kappaphycus alvarezii, Sargassum sp, and Caulerpa sp. Carotenoids from algae has been proven as a powerful antioxidant and may prevent some degenerative diseases, cardiovascular, and cancer. Carotenoid also has been applied as a natural dye and dietary supplements. Biotechnology has been developed to increase the production of carotenoids from micro- and macroalgae. The large-scale cultivation of microalgae, either in open or closed system are shown to increase carotenoid production. During cultivation, some stress conditions can be specifically manipulated to optimize carotenoid production from microalgae.

  1. Trend in coral-algal phase shift in the Mandapam group of islands, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, India

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    Machendiranathan, M.; Senthilnathan, L.; Ranith, R.; Saravanakumar, A.; Thangaradjou, T.; Choudhry, S. B.; Sasamal, S. K.

    2016-12-01

    The present study revealed proliferation of macro-algae modifying coral reef ecosystems in a different manner due to diseases and sedimentations in the Mandapam group of islands in the Gulf of Mannar. Benthic surveys were conducted with major attack of seven coral reefs diseases with high sedimentation rate, nine species of fleshy macro-algae ( Turbinaria ornata, Turbinaria conaides, Caulerpa scalpelliformis, Caulerpa racemosa, Kappaphycus alvarezii, Padina gymnosphora, Sargassum wightii, Ulva reticulata and Calurpa lentillifera) proliferation against major corals life forms (Acropora branching, Acropora digitate, Acropora tabulate, coral massive, coral submassive, coral foliose and coral encrusting). The results confirm that diseased corals most favor to macro-algae growth (15.27%) rather than the sedimentation covered corals (8.24 %). In the degradation of coral life forms, massive corals were more highly damaged (7.05%) than any other forms. Within a short period of time (May to September), coral coverage shrank to 17.4% from 21.9%, macro-algae increased 23.51% and the average sedimentation rate attained 77.52 mg cm-2d-1 with persisting coral reef diseases of 17.59%. The Pearson correlation showed that the coral cover decreased with increasing macro-algae growth, which was statistically significant ( r = -0.774, n = 100, P < 0.0005). The proliferation of the various macro-algae C. scalpellifrmis, T. ornata, C. racemosa, T. conaides, U. reticulata, S. wightii, K. alvarezii, P. gymnosphora and C. lentillifera increased with percentages of 6.0, 5.8, 5.7, 4.9, 4.2, 3.7, 2.7 and 1.9, respectively. If this trend continues, the next generation of new recruit corals will undoubtedly lead to a phase shift in Gulf of Mannar corals.

  2. Trend in Coral-Algal Phase Shift in the Mandapam Group of Islands, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, India

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    M Machendiranathan; L Senthilnathan; R Ranith; A Saravanakumar; T Thangaradjou; S B Choudhry; S K Sasamal

    2016-01-01

    The present study revealed proliferation of macro-algae modifying coral reef ecosystems in a different manner due to diseases and sedimentations in the Mandapam group of islands in the Gulf of Mannar. Benthic surveys were conducted with major attack of seven coral reefs diseases with high sedimentation rate, nine species of fleshy macro-algae (Turbinaria ornata, Turbinaria conaides, Caulerpa scalpelliformis, Caulerpa racemosa, Kappaphycus alvarezii, Padina gymnosphora, Sargassum wightii, Ulva reticulata andCalurpa lentillifera) proliferation against major corals life forms (Acropora branching, Acropora digitate, Acropora tabulate, coral massive, coral submassive, coral foliose and coral encrusting). The results confirm that diseased corals most favor to macro-algae growth (15.27%) rather than the sedimentation covered corals (8.24 %). In the degradation of coral life forms, massive corals were more highly damaged (7.05%) than any other forms. Within a short period of time (May to September), coral coverage shrank to 17.4% from 21.9%, macro-algae increased 23.51% and the average sedimentation rate attained 77.52mgcm−2d−1 with per-sisting coral reef diseases of 17.59%. The Pearson correlation showed that the coral cover decreased with increasing macro-algae growth, which was statistically significant (r=−0.774,n=100,P<0.0005). The proliferation of the various macro-algaeC. scalpel-lifrmis, T.ornata, C. racemosa,T. conaides,U. reticulata, S. wightii, K. alvarezii,P. gymnosphoraand C. lentillifera increased with percentages of 6.0, 5.8, 5.7, 4.9, 4.2, 3.7, 2.7 and 1.9, respectively. If this trend continues, the next generation of new recruit corals will undoubtedly lead to a phase shift in Gulf of Mannar corals.

  3. Life history and culture studies of Monostroma oxyspermum (Kutz.) Doty (Monostromataceae, Chlorophyceae) growing in estuarine conditions along the central west coast of India

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    Deshmukhe, G.V.; Dhargalkar, V.K.; Untawale, A.G.

    The specimen of Monostroma oxyspermum (Chlorophyceae) were collected in Indian waters from mangrove ecosystem of Shirgao Creek, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra; Terekhol Creek, Goa; and Kali Estuary, Karwar Karnataka. The life history of these were studied...

  4. De novo sequencing and comparative analysis of three red algal species of Family Solieriaceae to discover putative genes associated with carrageenan biosysthesis

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    SONG Lipu; WANG Xumin; YU Jun; WU Shuangxiu; SUN Jing; WANG Liang; LIU Tao; CHI Shan; LIU Cui; LI Xingang; YIN Jinlong

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    Betaphycus gelatinus, Kappaphycus alvarezii and Eucheuma denticulatum of Family Solieriaceae, Order Gi-gartinales, Class Rhodophyceae are three important carrageenan-producing red algal species, which pro-duce different types of carrageenans, beta (β)-carrageenan, kappa (κ)-carrageenan and iota (ι)-carrageenan. So far the carrageenan biosynthesis pathway is not fully understood and few information is about the So-lieriaceae genome and transcriptome sequence. Here, we performed the de novo transcriptome sequencing, assembly, functional annotation and comparative analysis of these three commercial-valuable species using an Illumina short-sequencing platform Hiseq 2000 and bioinformatic software. Furthermore, we compared the different expression of some unigenes involved in some pathways relevant to carrageenan biosynthe-sis. We finally found 861 different expressed KEGG orthologs which contained a glycolysis/gluconeogenesis pathway (21 orthologs), carbon fixation in photosynthetic organisms (16 orthologs), galactose metabolism (5 orthologs), and fructose and mannose metabolism (9 orthologs) which are parts of the carbohydrate me-tabolism. We also found 8 different expressed KEGG orthologs for sulfur metabolism which might be impor-tantly related to biosynthesis of different types of carrageenans. The results presented in this study provided valuable resources for functional genomics annotation and investigation of mechanisms underlying the biosynthesis of carrageenan in Family Solieriaceae.

  5. FRAKSINASI PROTEIN KAPANG LAUT Xylaria psidii KT30 DAN SITOTOKSISITASNYA TERHADAP SEL HeLa [Fractionation of Proteins of Marine Fungus Xylaria psidii KT30 and their Cytotoxicity against HeLa Cells

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Cervical cancer is the most common cause of death for Indonesian women after human breast cancer. One of the efforts of cancer treatment is the utilization of natural compounds. One of the microorganisms having the potential as anticancer agent is endophytic fungi. Endophytic fungi from the marine habitat can be isolated from sea weeds, sea grasses, sponges, and mangroves. Xylaria psidii KT30, a marine fungus used in this study was isolated from red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii. Xylaria psidii KT30 was cultivated in potato dextrose broth medium for nine days at room temperature 27-29°C in shaking condition. This study aimed to obtain protein fractions from X. psidii KT30 and determine their toxicity againt Chang and HeLa cells. The fractionation process was conducted using DEAE Sephadex A-50 column chromatography and the toxicity was determined by Brine Shrimp Lethality Test (BSLT. The metabolites excreted in the culture broth was extracted using 90% of ammonium sulphate. The extract was then tested for their toxicity against HeLa and Chang cells by Microculture Tetrazolium Technique (MTT assay.The results revealed that LC50 of the protein extract of X. psidii KT30 was 104.95 ppm and IC50 was 69.9 ppm. Based on the National Cancer Institute (NCI, this value showed moderate cytotoxicity against HeLa cells.

  6. Antibacterial Activity of Extracellular Protease Isolated From an Algicolous Fungus Xylaria psidii KT30 Against Gram-Positive Bacteria

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    Full Text Available Infectious diseases became more serious problem for public health in recent years. Although existing antibacterial drugs have been relatively effective, they do not rule out the emergence of resistance to the drug. Therefore, the intensive exploration of new bioactive compounds from natural, especially peptide compounds began in recent decades in order-handling infection. This study aimed to isolate, purify and test the potential application of Xylaria psidii KT30 extracellular protease as antibacterial agent against Gram-positive bacteria. X. psidii KT30, a marine fungus isolated from red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii showed antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. Antibacterial compounds of this fungus were predicted as a group of proteases. Extracellular protease exhibited an optimum activity when potato dextrose broth was used as cultivation medium. Furthermore, the highest activity of these proteases was found on fungal extract after day 15 of cultivation with value of 2.33 ± 0.19 U/mL. The partial purification of proteases using G-75 column chromatography resulted in 2 groups of fractions and showed protease activity based on zymogram assay. The extracellular proteases obtained from those fractions have 3 patterns of molecular mass based on sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis which are 56.62, 89.12, 162.18 kDa.

  7. Fabrication and characterization of titania/poly (3-dodecylthiopene)/red seaweed as hybrid solar cell

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    Ghazali, Salmah Mohd; Salleh, Hasiah; Dagang, Ahmad Nazri; Ghazali, Mohd Sabri Mohd; Khamsan, Muhammad Emmer Ashraf; Ahmad, Zakiyah; Aziz, Nik; Ali, Nik

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    In this research, hybrid solar cells which consist of a combination of organic red seaweed (RS) (Kappaphycus alvarezii) and poly (3-dodecylthiophene) (P3DT) with inorganic titania nanocrystals (TiO2 NCs) materials are fabricated. These hybrid solar cells are fabricated in bilayer heterojunction of ITO/TiO2 NCs/P3DT/RS/Au via electrochemistry method using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). The optical, electrical properties and power conversion efficiency (PCE) of these hybrid solar cells that can absorb over a broad range of light spectrum were studied. The UV-Vis spectra showed that TiO2 NCs, P3DT and RS were absorbed over a wide range of light spectrum which were 200-300 nm, 300-900 nm and 250-670 nm; respectively. The FTIR spectra of the RS showed the presence of carbonyl and hydroxyl group which was responsible for a good sensitizer for these hybrid solar cells. The electrical conductivity of ITO/ (1) TiO2 NCs/P3DT/RS thin film under the light radiation of 100 Wm-2 was 0.288 Scm-1, while for PCE, it was 2.0 %.

  8. The Application of Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA Using Stratified Double Net Rounded Cage (SDFNC for Aquaculture Sustainability

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    Full Text Available The increase of fishery production nationally and internationally may impact on the potential emergence of a variety of environmental problems. The application of sustainable aquaculture is urgently needed by breeding fish for commercial purposes in a manner such that it has a minimum impact on the environment, contributing to the development of local communities and generating economic benefits. The design of the cage and farming practice in aquaculture activities are the important steps to ensure that farming activity is still observed in order to anticipate the risk of organic enrichment caused by the activities. The application of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture  (IMTA on the Stratified Double Floating Net Cage  (SDFNC integrated with biomonitoring are an appropriate solution to the ongoing productive farming practices. IMTA is an aquaculture practice using more than one species of biotas which have ecologically mutual relationship as a part of the food chain in the area at the same time. The application of IMTA allows farmers to get several aquaculture products in the same area without increasing the horizontal area of the farms. At first, the SDFNC has been applied for farming Cyprinus carpio and Tilapia niloticus as polyculture system in freshwater ecosystem of Rawapening Lake, Central Java. Its operation has been able to increase the production capacity of at least 75% of conventional cages. The application of SDFNC-IMTA using milkfish (Chanos Chanos, seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii, and white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei has been able to minimize the impact and maintain the water ecosystem in the Gulf Awerange, South Sulawesi.

  9. Comparison of seven macroalgae cultivation and effects on cultivation area's seawater quality in Liusha Gulf%流沙湾7种海藻栽培比较及其对栽培海区水质的影响

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    谢恩义; 陈秀丽; 申玉春; 叶宁; 吴灶和

    2011-01-01

    In order to improve the present irrational culture structure in Liusha Bay, seven economic macroalgae, Kappaphycus alvarezi, Sargassum henslowianum, S. Integerrimum, S. Polyporum, S. Naozhouense, S. Hemiphyllum, and Hizikia fusiforme were cultured in Liusha Gulf of Zhangjiang from October 2008 to August 2009. The authors investigated the reproductive periodicity and phenology of all wild Sargassum populations, compared the phenology between the cultivation populations and the wild populations of seven seaweeds, and measured the condition of seawater quality in the cultivation sea area and its adjacent sea area. The results show that the fresh weight of the seven seaweeds was 6.3, 5.2, 5.2, 3.5, 2.5, 2.3 and 0.9kgm-2 respectively during the cultivation period. The seawater quality of the cultivation sea area was much better than that of the adjacent sea area, and the maturation duration of six seaweeds was earlier in cultivation area than in wild inhabitable area (except for K.alvarezi). In the view of economic value, production and length of growth period, macroalgae Kappaphycus alvarezii, S. Naozhouense and S. Integerrimum can be considered as potential good species to cultivate in Liusha Gulf and other areas in western Guangdong.%为改善流沙湾当前不合理的养殖结构,用传统的筏式栽培方法,于2008年10月-2009年8月在流沙湾进行了长心卡帕藻Kappaphycus alvarezii、亨氏马尾藻Sargassum henslowianum、全缘马尾藻S.integerrimum、多胞马尾藻S.polyporum、硇洲马尾藻S.naozhouense、半叶马尾藻S.hemiphyllum和羊栖菜Hizikia fusiforme等7种大型经济海藻的栽培,观察了各种野生马尾藻的繁殖周期和栽培物候学,比较了各种栽培藻类与其野生种群的物候,测定了藻类栽培海区和邻近海区的水质.结果表明,长心卡帕藻、亨氏马尾藻、全缘马尾藻、多胞马尾藻、硇洲马尾藻、半叶马尾藻和羊栖菜栽培产量(以鲜重计)分别为6.3、5.2、5.2、3

  10. Quantitave Biomass and Time Required to Remove Gracliaria Salicornia and Kappaphycus from 1-Meter-Squared Plots in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii in Spring 2002, (NODC Accession 0001011)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Primarily from the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, yet also support from The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i, State Division of Aquatic Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

  11. Photoquadrat Analysis of how Sea Urchins Reduce Abundance of Kappaphycus and Analysis of Regrowth of Coral on Plots in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii in 2002 (NODC Accession 0001022)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — An experiment was performed to assess the potential to use native sea urchins as biocontrols for alien/invasive seaweeds. One species of urchin, tripneustes...

  12. Photoquadrat analysis of how sea urchins reduce abundance of Kappaphycus and analysis of regrowth of coral on plots in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii in 2002 (NODC Accession 0001022)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — An experiment was performed to assess the potential to use native sea urchins as biocontrols for alien/invasive seaweeds. One species of urchin, tripneustes...

  13. Quantitative biomass and time required to remove Gracliaria Salicornia and Kappaphycus from 1-meter-squared plots in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii in Spring 2002 (NODC Accession 0001011)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Primarily from the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, yet also support from The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i, State Division of Aquatic Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

  14. PERFORMA KOMODITAS BUDIDAYA LAUT PADA SISTEM INTEGRATED MULTI-TROPHIC AQUACULTURE (IMTA DI TELUK GERUPUK, LOMBOK TENGAH, NUSA TENGGARA BARAT

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    ikan bawal bintang sebesar 161,27 ± 30,05 g/ekor. Pertumbuhan rumput laut selama tiga siklus menunjukkan bahwa siklus pertama (Juni-Juli dan siklus kedua (Agustus-September menghasilkan pertumbuhan yang lebih baik dibandingkan dengan siklus ketiga (Oktober–November. Laju pertumbuhan harian rumput laut di sekitar keramba jarring apung (KJA ikan sebesar 4,22%-6,09%/hari lebih tinggi dibandingkan dengan kontrol (jarak 2-3 km dari KJA ikan yaitu 3,90%-5,53%/hari. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukkan efektivitas sistem IMTA dalam hal peningkatan produktivitas budidaya rumput laut. Model IMTA dapat diterapkan sebagai model pengembangan budidaya laut yang berwawasan lingkungan melalui peningkatan produksi, sistem produksi bersih, dan berkelanjutan. Mariculture activity with Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA is an aquaculture development technique which in line with environment conservation concept. This study was aimed to analyze perfomance of mariculture commodities that cultured under integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA system. The study was conducted in Gerupuk Bay, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara during June-November 2015. The IMTA model was combined between tiger grouper fish (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, silver pompano fish (Trachinotus blochii, Lacepede, and seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii. The result showed that during 150 days of cultured periods, both of grouper and pompano indicated a good growth performance, with mean body weight at the end of culture period about 173.45 ± 36.61 g/ind. and 161.27 ± 30.05 g/ind., respectively. Seaweed growth performance from three cultivation cycles showed that cycle-1 (June- July and cycle-2 (August-September had better growth performance than cycle-3 (October November. Daily growth rate of seaweed that cultured near fish cages was higher (4.22%-6.09% than control, 2-3 km distance to fish cages (3.90%-5.53%. This study indicated the effectiveness of IMTA system to increase seaweed culture production. IMTA

  15. Pole vaja palju, vaid väärt esemeid / Julia Maria Künnap ; intervjueerinud Reet Varblane

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    Julia Maria Künnapi disainitud lastetool "Mari" pälvis Red Doti disainipreemia. Auhind antakse üle Esseni Aalto teatris 5. juulil, tunnustatud töid eksponeeritakse näitusel Esseni Disainimuuseumis 6.07.-1.08.2010. Kunstnik ehtekunstist, disainist, enda loodud ehetest, Red Doti konkursist, tooli "Mari" tootmise võimalustest

  16. Pole vaja palju, vaid väärt esemeid / Julia Maria Künnap ; intervjueerinud Reet Varblane

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    Julia Maria Künnapi disainitud lastetool "Mari" pälvis Red Doti disainipreemia. Auhind antakse üle Esseni Aalto teatris 5. juulil, tunnustatud töid eksponeeritakse näitusel Esseni Disainimuuseumis 6.07.-1.08.2010. Kunstnik ehtekunstist, disainist, enda loodud ehetest, Red Doti konkursist, tooli "Mari" tootmise võimalustest

  17. A Reaction Sphere for High Performance Attitude Control Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Our innovative reaction sphere (Doty pending patent application serial number 61/164,868) has the potential to provide much higher performance than a conventional...

  18. Jura espressomasin

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    Šveitsi firma Jura Impressa J5 espressomasin tunnistati juba kolmandat korda järjest parimaks täisautomaatsete kohvimasinate testiga. 2007. a. on J5 saanud ka tootedisaini auhinna ja Red Doti disainiauhinna

  19. Jura espressomasin

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    Šveitsi firma Jura Impressa J5 espressomasin tunnistati juba kolmandat korda järjest parimaks täisautomaatsete kohvimasinate testiga. 2007. a. on J5 saanud ka tootedisaini auhinna ja Red Doti disainiauhinna

  20. Farming techniques for seaweeds

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    1998-01-01

    Details are given of farming methods developed by the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department for 3 different seaweeds: 1) Bottom line culture method for Kappaphycus; 2) Pond culture of Gracilaria; and, 3) Gracilariopsis bailinae, the new seaweed on the block.

  1. High Performance Work Systems

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    J.P.P.E.F. Boselie (Paul); A. van der Wiele (Ton)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractResearch, summarized and classified in the work of Delery and Doty (1996), Guest (1997), Paauwe and Richardson (1997) and Boselie et al. (2001), suggests significant impact of Human Resources Management (HRM) on the competitive advantage of organizations. The mainstream research on this

  2. The GBFEL-TIE (Ground Based Free Electron Laser Technology Experiment) Sample Survey on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico: The NASA, Stallion, and Orogrande Alternatives

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    1988-09-30

    Statistical methods based on ranks. Holden-Day. San Francisco. Gibbens, R.P., J.M. Tromble, J.T. Hennessy, and M. Cardenas 1983 Soil movement in...Albuquerque. Mexico, Albuquerque. O’Laughlin, Thomas and Patrick Beckett Skelton, D. W., Martha Doty Freeman. Nancy Smiley, John D. 1968 Unpublished

  3. Developing Senior Leaders’ Family and Social Strength in the Operational Army

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    2013-04-01

    April 2007): 87. 19 Joe Doty & Jeff Fenlason, “ Narcissism and Toxic Leaders,” Military Review Online, (January-February 2013): 55-60. 20...Generations at Work (New York, NY: Amacom, 2010). 40Justin Menkes, “ Narcissism : The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders,” Harvard Business

  4. Tropical Cyclone Reconnaissance with the Global Hawk: Operational Thresholds and Characteristics of Convective Systems Over the Tropical Western North Pacific

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    2013-12-01

    LT Doty, and LT Fritz , for not only being outstanding classmates but also great friends. I wish you the very best of luck in your future naval...WPAC) Ocean present severe forecast challenges to typhoon duty officers (TDOs) at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) located at Pearl Harbor

  5. Restoran Kaerajaan = Kaerajaan Restaurant / Margit Mutso

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    Tallinnas Raekoja plats 17 asuva restorani rahvuslikel motiividel baseeruvast sisekujundusest. Sisearhitektid Janno Roos ja Andres Labi (Ruumilabor). Arhitektuuriajaloolised eritingimused koostas Aleksandr Pantelejev. Lakke ja seinale maalitud muster (Loovool) pälvis Red Dot'i auhinna. Žürii hinnang kultuurikapitali aastapreemiale esitatud sisekujundusele

  6. High Performance Work Systems

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    J.P.P.E.F. Boselie (Paul); A. van der Wiele (Ton)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractResearch, summarized and classified in the work of Delery and Doty (1996), Guest (1997), Paauwe and Richardson (1997) and Boselie et al. (2001), suggests significant impact of Human Resources Management (HRM) on the competitive advantage of organizations. The mainstream research on this

  7. Restoran Kaerajaan = Kaerajaan Restaurant / Margit Mutso

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    2009-01-01

    Tallinnas Raekoja plats 17 asuva restorani rahvuslikel motiividel baseeruvast sisekujundusest. Sisearhitektid Janno Roos ja Andres Labi (Ruumilabor). Arhitektuuriajaloolised eritingimused koostas Aleksandr Pantelejev. Lakke ja seinale maalitud muster (Loovool) pälvis Red Dot'i auhinna. Žürii hinnang kultuurikapitali aastapreemiale esitatud sisekujundusele

  8. Farming seaweeds at SEAFDEC/AQD

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    The article presents the practices that have been developed or documented by SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department for farming seaweeds. These practices are: the cage culture of Kappaphycus, and the ‘rice planting’ method for cultivating Gracilaria. The seaweed gathering practices in coastal communities in western Visayas is also presented.

  9. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants? Exploring Consensus on the Validity Status of Mintzberg’s Configuration Theory After a Negative Test

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the degree of consensus on the validity status of Mintzberg’s configuration theory following a test in which the theory was refuted. The 218 articles that have cited the award-winning article by Doty, Glick, and Huber, and 89 articles and 12 books published by Mintzberg after the test, are reviewed. None of the reviewed articles contained any discussion about the implications for Mintzberg’s theory. It is then discussed whether the test was exhaustive and whether the lack of debate should be interpreted as tacit agreement with Doty et al. Normative aspects of a silent research community are also discussed. It is argued that it has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that the test is exhaustive and that there are sociological explanations for the lack of debate other than “silence implies agreement.” Finally, it is argued that it would have been fruitful if the test had stirred debate.

  10. Semi-refined κ-carrageenan: Part 1. Chemical modification of semi-refined κ-carrageenan via graft copolymerization method, optimization process and characterization of its super absorbent hydrogel.

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    Jamaluddin Mohd. Daud

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    Full Text Available This study was carried out for the preparation of super absorbent polymer hydrogel from semi-refined κ-carrageenan originated from Kappaphycusalvarezii (Doty Doty ex P. Silva through graft copolymerization method with acrylic acid. The reaction was carried out in an aqueous solution in the presence of N,N-methylene bis-acrylamide as a crosslinker and ammonium persulphate as an initiator. The effect of the amount of cross linker, monomer, initiator and alkali on the swelling capacity of the hydrogel was investigated for optimum conditions.After preparing the desired hydrogel according to optimum conditions, the hydrogel was characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, SEM microscopy and swelling capacity measurement.

  11. Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3rd)

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    1988-09-23

    TREATMENT IN PARADOXICAL SLEEP I. Portell-Cortes, DEPRIVATION PLATFORMS IN RATS . Norpdo-Bernal Area do Psicobiologia Dept. de Psicologia do la Salut Univ...of California Irvine, CA 92717 Irvine, CA 92717 Dr. Robert W. Doty Dr. David Easton Center for Brain Research School of Social Sciences Univ. of...Ignacio Morgado-Bernal Dr. Georges Moroz Area de Psicobiologia CNS Development Psicologia do la Salud CIBA-GEIGY Corp. Univ. Autonoma do Barcelona DEV

  12. A Ground Force Concept for Low Intensity Conflict

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    1989-12-01

    the continued 25Frank R. Barnett, Richard H. Shultz and B. Hugh Tovar , eds., Special Operations in US Strategy (Washington, D.C.: National Defense...Richard H.; and Tovar , B. Hugh, eds. Special Operations in US Strategy. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1984. Beckett, Ian F.W...1980. Carnesale, Albert; Doty, Paul; Hoffman, Stanley; and Huntington, Samuel . "How Might A Nuclear War Begin." In The Nuclear Reader, 2d ed., pp. 256

  13. Loova Eesti masinavärk / Ott Pärna

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    2010-01-01

    Eesti Arengufondi juhi Ott Pärna sõnul vajame loovuse rahaks pööramiseks meeskondi, mille liikmed on kokku tulnud eri valdkondadest, eri riikidest ning erinevate iseloomuomadustega inimestest, kes on õppinud koostööd tegema. Julia Maria Künnapi Red Doti disainiauhinna pälvinud lastetooli tootmise võimalusest, trükiettevõtte Vistaprint.com edukusest jm.

  14. Društveni i moralni izazovi za metalurška poduzeća

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    B. Gajdzik

    2008-01-01

    Predmet ovog članka je analiza jednog od najvažnijih aspekata suvremenog poslovanja, a to je korporativna društvena odgovornost i moralno poslovanje. Pojam društveno odgovornog poslovanja označava poslovnu obvezu pridonošenja održivom privrednom razvoju radom sa zaposlenicima i njihovim obiteljima, lokalnim zajednicama i društvom kao cjelinom u svrhu poboljšanja kvalitete njihovih života. Moralno poslovanje znači slijediti načela i standarde koji određuju način vođenja dotičnog poslovanja s m...

  15. Dante's Marriage

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    Full Text Available This article examines the few extant documents that trace the marriage of Dante Alighieri and Gemma Donati. The author proposes a revision of the current interpretation of the lost instrumentum dotis, while analysing the problems raised by the document, in particular the doubts surrounding the age of the spouses. Gemma’s dowry will be subsequently discussed through a comparison with the other marriages stipulated at the time in Florence. The paper finally considers the restitution of the dowry to Gemma Donati within the backdrop of the confiscations of the exiles’ goods.

  16. Integrability of Liénard systems with a weak saddle

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    Gasull, Armengol; Giné, Jaume

    2017-02-01

    We characterize the local analytic integrability of weak saddles for complex Liénard systems, dot{x}=y-F(x), dot{y}= ax, 0≠ ain C, with F analytic at 0 and F(0)=F'(0)=0. We prove that they are locally integrable at the origin if and only if F( x) is an even function. This result implies the well-known characterization of the centers for real Liénard systems. Our proof is based on finding the obstructions for the existence of a formal integral at the complex saddle, by computing the so-called resonant saddle quantities.

  17. Electron Spin Polarization and Detection in InAs Quantum Dots Through p-Shell Trions

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    2010-01-08

    Kurtze, M. Bayer, S. Fafard, Z. Wasilewski , and A. Forchel, Phys. Rev. B 71, 235328 2005. 15M. E. Ware, E. A. Stinaff, D. Gammon, M. F. Doty, A. S...Potemski, S. Raymond, J. Lapointe, and Z. R. Wasilewski , Phys. Status Solidi C 3, 3748 2006. 17 I. V. Ignatiev, S. Y. Verbin, I. Y. Gerlovin, R. V...045305-5 20Z. R. Wasilewski , S. Fafard, and J. P. McCaffrey, J. Cryst. Growth 201-202, 1131 1999. 21A. Greilich, D. R. Yakovlev, A. Shabaev, A. L. Efros

  18. Evaluation of the Uniform Field Distortions Produced by a Toroidal Dielectric Body / Novērtējums Viendabīga Elektriskā Lauka Izkropļojumiem, Kurus Rada Toroīda Formas Dielektrisks Ķermenis

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    Full Text Available Darbā apskatīts kvazi-statisks tuvinājums viendabīga elektriskā lauka izkropļojumiem gadījumos, kad tajā tiek ievietots dielektrisks toroīda formas ķermenis. Izkropļojumu apmēru tiek piedāvāts novērtēt ar toroīda efektīvo caurlaidību, kas tiek noteikta, atrisinot atbilstošo robežvērtību uzdevumu. Tiek doti skaitliski novērtējumi, kas iegūti, lietojot speciāli valodā Matlab izstrādātu programmatūru.

  19. The WC-130 Meteorological System and Its Utilization in Operational Weather Reconnaissance.

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    1980-08-01

    lI for rel v? and then become imnrersed in higher priority doti , i 2Ju,’t . . uita handl ing by the, weather Txon itor anrr t K- wr ict 0 ,t her elin...inc-v A t ict u. t jXir t’ tefl of tHeL clout lr*1 -5 dri j C’ t I ad’t’Ft rt, At. iii it rd 1* . -- , i’l, I Lid I’ i, .* tə )uul IwM I’’( ltv I, 3...vel -s ic ors for tiore AcUrdt e iii, sot t i ’t I t~I (4) the -- elt iI ity t o tert I n, vetLi cal wiri prof ile I n-I(,Iow fI iIltI leVt-tI a)AUt

  20. Performance evaluation of quality protein maize genotypes across various maize production agro ecologies of Nepal

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    Full Text Available To identify superior quality protein maize genotypes for grain yield under different agro climatic conditions of terai and hill districts in Nepal, the coordinated varietal trials (CVT were conducted at Dailekh, Doti, Salyan, Lumle and Pakhribas in 2013 and Salyan, Pakhribas and Kabre in 2014 during summer season and coordinated farmer’s field trials (CFFT at Surkhet and Dailekh in 2013 and Salyan, Pakhribas and Khumaltar in 2014 during summer season. The experiment was carried out using randomized complete block design with three replications for CVT and CFFT. Across the locations and years the superior genotypes found under CVT were S01SIYQ, S01SIWQ-2 and Poshilo Makai-1 where as S99TLYQ-HG-AB, S99TLYQ-B and Poshilo Makai-1 were found superior genotypes under CFFT. The superior genotypes derived from CFFT will be promoted further for similar environments across the country.

  1. Decadal-Scale Decoupling of the Japan Trench Prior to the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake from Geodetic and Repeating-Earthquake Observations

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    McCaffrey, R.; King, R. W.; Lancaster, M.; Miller, M. M.; Wells, R. E.

    2014-12-01

    Geodetic, geologic and paleomagnetic data reveal that Oregon and parts of California, Nevada and Idaho rotate clockwise at 0.3 to 1.0 deg/Ma (relative to North America) about an axis near the Idaho-Oregon-Washington border, while northeast Washington is relatively fixed to North America. This rotation has been going on for at least 15 Ma. The spatial termination of the rotation requires shortening between Oregon and Washington. The Yakima fold and thrust belt (YFTB) lies along the boundary between northern Oregon and central Washington where convergence of the clockwise-rotating Oregon block is apparently accommodated. Shortening across the YFTB is thought to occur in a fan-like manner, increasing to the west. We obtained high-accuracy, high-density geodetic GPS measurements in 2012 and 2013 that are used with earlier measurements to characterize YFTB kinematics. Deformation associated with the YFTB starts in the south at the Blue Mountains Anticline in northern Oregon and extends northward to Frenchman Hills in Washington. To the east, the faulting and earthquake activity of the YFTB are truncated by a NNW-trending, narrow zone of deformation that runs along the Pasco Basin and Moses Lake region. It accommodates about 0.5 to 1.0 mm/yr of east to northeast shortening along the eastern boundary of the Department of Energy Hanford Site. The deforming zone aligns with recent seismicity in the Ice Harbor dike swarm, a relatively young ~ 8.5 Ma vent complex. West of the Cascade arc, shortening is accommodated by a series of east-trending faults, starting at the Doty fault in central coastal Washington and extending through Seattle up to the Canadian border. South of the Doty fault, other faults may take up some motion but may be too slow to resolve with GPS.

  2. Rotation of the Pacific Northwest and Deformation Across the Yakima Fold and Thrust Belt Estimated with GPS

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    McCaffrey, R.; King, R. W.; Lancaster, M.; Miller, M. M.; Wells, R. E.

    2015-12-01

    Geodetic, geologic and paleomagnetic data reveal that Oregon and parts of California, Nevada and Idaho rotate clockwise at 0.3 to 1.0 deg/Ma (relative to North America) about an axis near the Idaho-Oregon-Washington border, while northeast Washington is relatively fixed to North America. This rotation has been going on for at least 15 Ma. The spatial termination of the rotation requires shortening between Oregon and Washington. The Yakima fold and thrust belt (YFTB) lies along the boundary between northern Oregon and central Washington where convergence of the clockwise-rotating Oregon block is apparently accommodated. Shortening across the YFTB is thought to occur in a fan-like manner, increasing to the west. We obtained high-accuracy, high-density geodetic GPS measurements in 2012 and 2013 that are used with earlier measurements to characterize YFTB kinematics. Deformation associated with the YFTB starts in the south at the Blue Mountains Anticline in northern Oregon and extends northward to Frenchman Hills in Washington. To the east, the faulting and earthquake activity of the YFTB are truncated by a NNW-trending, narrow zone of deformation that runs along the Pasco Basin and Moses Lake region. It accommodates about 0.5 to 1.0 mm/yr of east to northeast shortening along the eastern boundary of the Department of Energy Hanford Site. The deforming zone aligns with recent seismicity in the Ice Harbor dike swarm, a relatively young ~ 8.5 Ma vent complex. West of the Cascade arc, shortening is accommodated by a series of east-trending faults, starting at the Doty fault in central coastal Washington and extending through Seattle up to the Canadian border. South of the Doty fault, other faults may take up some motion but may be too slow to resolve with GPS.

  3. Effects of land-cover change on soil loss in the Sao Gabriel do Oeste area (Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)

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    Disperati, Leonardo; Righini, Gaia; Salvini, Riccardo; Ciali, Alessandro; Coscini, Nicola; Fantozzi, Pier L.; Carmignani, Luigi; Fiori, Alberto P.; Paranhos Filho, Antonio C.; Bocci, Michele

    1999-12-01

    In the Sao Gabriel do Oeste area (Pantanal, Brazil), since the '60s, zootechnics and farming activities have developed and arable lands and pastures replaced shrubs and forests. The 1966 to 1996 land-cover change was investigated through Remote Sensing and GIS methodologies. The effect on soil loss was evaluated through the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). By integrating supervised classification and visual interpretation techniques, geo-coded land-cover data bases were built from aerial photographs and Landsat TM images (years 1966, 1985, 1996). Multi-temporal land-cover data bases were produced through 'post-classification comparison.' The application of the USLE in the ARC/INFO$CPY Grid environment enabled to perform the multi-temporal analysis of the potential soil loss. The R, K, C and P factors of such equation were assumed from the literature. The flowdirection and flowaccumulation Grid functions and the DEM allowed calculating the L and S factors. The results show that from 1966 to 1985 large extent of forest and shrubs were deforested. After 1985, deforestation rate decreased and part of burnt areas and pastures changed to secondary forest. The land-cover transformations induced a meaningful growth of the computed average soil loss per unit area (A) from 1966 to 1985 ((Delta) A approximately equals 3.7 t(DOT)ha-1(DOT)y-1). On the contrary, the reduction of A from 1985 to 1996 ((Delta) A approximately equals 0.8 t(DOT)ha-1(DOT)y-1) suggests that more recently the human impact became steady.

  4. Antibiotic resistant Esherichia coli strains from seafood and its susceptibility to seaweed extracts

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    Subramanian Kumaran; Balaraman Deivasigamani; Kumarappan Alagappan; Mannikam Sakthivel; Rajamani Karthikeyan

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To determine the prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli (E.coli) , in seafood obtained from Cuddalore and Parangipettai fish landing centres. Also, to identify the susceptibility of E. coli against predominant seaweeds red alga Kappaphycusalvarezii (K. alvarezii) and brown alga Padina boergessenii (P. boergessenii) extracts as sulfated polysaccharides and polyphenols respectively. Methods: A total of 48 samples (Two stations Cuddalore and Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India). Sampling area are fish landing centre where fishes caught from sea and estuary, seafood processing plants (packing and ice packed fishes) and local fish markets (fish samples). After isolation totally 80 strains were analyzed for its antimicrobial resistance and sensitivity against commercially 10 antibiotics. The ampicillin resistant E. coli CE21 was identified through molecular techniques as 16S rDNA sequencing. Two seaweeds K. alvarezii and P. boergessenii were screened for antibacterial activity against 12 antibiotic resistant E. coli strains. Results: Totally 48 swabbed samples from two different fish handling area were characterized for total bacterial and E. coli count. Mostly, the E. coli strains were isolated from fish local market and seafood processing plants before and after packaging process. In that maximum 56.25% strains were resistant to ampicillin and the minimum 2.5% strains were resistant to chloramphenicol. Therefore, the E. coli CE21 was identified through molecular techniques E. coli (GenBank accession number GU065251), The MIC value for polyphenol extract was slightly less than sulfated polysaccharides. E. coli strain isolated from Parangipettai was considerably increased MIC value that Cuddalore. Conclusions:The polyphenol and sulfated polysaccharides showed promising inhibitory response against all antimicrobial resistant E. coli strains and in particular the inhibitory response of ampicillin resistant E. coli.

  5. Survivorship and feeding preferences among size classes of outplanted sea urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, and possible use as biocontrol for invasive alien algae.

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    Westbrook, Charley E; Ringang, Rory R; Cantero, Sean Michael A; Toonen, Robert J

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the survivorship, growth and diet preferences of hatchery-raised juvenile urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, to evaluate the efficacy of their use as biocontrol agents in the efforts to reduce alien invasive algae. In flow-through tanks, we measured urchin growth rates, feeding rates and feeding preferences among diets of the most common invasive algae found in Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawai'i: Acanthophora spicifera, Gracilaria salicornia, Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus clade B. Post-transport survivorship of outplanted urchins was measured in paired open and closed cages in three different reef environments (lagoon, reef flat and reef slope) for a month. Survivorship in closed cages was highest on the reef flat (∼75%), and intermediate in the lagoon and reef slope (∼50%). In contrast, open cages showed similar survivorship on the reef flat and in the lagoon, but only 20% of juvenile urchins survived in open cages placed on the reef slope. Urchins grew significantly faster on diets of G. salicornia (1.58 mm/week ± 0.14 SE) and Kappaphycus clade B (1.69 ± 0.14 mm/wk) than on E. denticulatum (0.97 ± 0.14 mm/wk), with intermediate growth when fed on A. spicifera (1.23 ± 0.11 mm/wk). Interestingly, urchins display size-specific feeding preferences. In non-choice feeding trials, small urchins (17.5-22.5 mm test diameter) consumed G. salicornia fastest (6.08 g/day ± 0.19 SE), with A. spicifera (4.25 ± 0.02 g/day) and Kappaphycus clade B (3.83 ± 0.02 g/day) intermediate, and E. denticulatum was clearly the least consumed (2.32 ± 0.37 g/day). Medium-sized (29.8-43.8 mm) urchins likewise preferentially consumed G. salicornia (12.60 ± 0.08 g/day), with less clear differences among the other species in which E. denticulatum was still consumed least (9.35 ± 0.90 g/day). In contrast, large urchins (45.0-65.0 mm) showed no significant preferences among the different algae species at all (12.43-15.24 g/day). Overall consumption rates in non-choice trials

  6. Survivorship and feeding preferences among size classes of outplanted sea urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, and possible use as biocontrol for invasive alien algae

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    Charley E. Westbrook

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available We investigate the survivorship, growth and diet preferences of hatchery-raised juvenile urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, to evaluate the efficacy of their use as biocontrol agents in the efforts to reduce alien invasive algae. In flow-through tanks, we measured urchin growth rates, feeding rates and feeding preferences among diets of the most common invasive algae found in Kāneʻohe Bay, Hawaiʻi: Acanthophora spicifera, Gracilaria salicornia, Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus clade B. Post-transport survivorship of outplanted urchins was measured in paired open and closed cages in three different reef environments (lagoon, reef flat and reef slope for a month. Survivorship in closed cages was highest on the reef flat (∼75%, and intermediate in the lagoon and reef slope (∼50%. In contrast, open cages showed similar survivorship on the reef flat and in the lagoon, but only 20% of juvenile urchins survived in open cages placed on the reef slope. Urchins grew significantly faster on diets of G. salicornia (1.58 mm/week ± 0.14 SE and Kappaphycus clade B (1.69 ± 0.14 mm/wk than on E. denticulatum (0.97 ± 0.14 mm/wk, with intermediate growth when fed on A. spicifera (1.23 ± 0.11 mm/wk. Interestingly, urchins display size-specific feeding preferences. In non-choice feeding trials, small urchins (17.5–22.5 mm test diameter consumed G. salicornia fastest (6.08 g/day ± 0.19 SE, with A. spicifera (4.25 ± 0.02 g/day and Kappaphycus clade B (3.83 ± 0.02 g/day intermediate, and E. denticulatum was clearly the least consumed (2.32 ± 0.37 g/day. Medium-sized (29.8–43.8 mm urchins likewise preferentially consumed G. salicornia (12.60 ± 0.08 g/day, with less clear differences among the other species in which E. denticulatum was still consumed least (9.35 ± 0.90 g/day. In contrast, large urchins (45.0–65.0 mm showed no significant preferences among the different algae species at all (12.43–15.24 g/day. Overall consumption rates in non

  7. Survivorship and feeding preferences among size classes of outplanted sea urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, and possible use as biocontrol for invasive alien algae

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    Ringang, Rory R.; Cantero, Sean Michael A.; Toonen, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the survivorship, growth and diet preferences of hatchery-raised juvenile urchins, Tripneustes gratilla, to evaluate the efficacy of their use as biocontrol agents in the efforts to reduce alien invasive algae. In flow-through tanks, we measured urchin growth rates, feeding rates and feeding preferences among diets of the most common invasive algae found in Kāneʻohe Bay, Hawaiʻi: Acanthophora spicifera, Gracilaria salicornia, Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus clade B. Post-transport survivorship of outplanted urchins was measured in paired open and closed cages in three different reef environments (lagoon, reef flat and reef slope) for a month. Survivorship in closed cages was highest on the reef flat (∼75%), and intermediate in the lagoon and reef slope (∼50%). In contrast, open cages showed similar survivorship on the reef flat and in the lagoon, but only 20% of juvenile urchins survived in open cages placed on the reef slope. Urchins grew significantly faster on diets of G. salicornia (1.58 mm/week ± 0.14 SE) and Kappaphycus clade B (1.69 ± 0.14 mm/wk) than on E. denticulatum (0.97 ± 0.14 mm/wk), with intermediate growth when fed on A. spicifera (1.23 ± 0.11 mm/wk). Interestingly, urchins display size-specific feeding preferences. In non-choice feeding trials, small urchins (17.5–22.5 mm test diameter) consumed G. salicornia fastest (6.08 g/day ± 0.19 SE), with A. spicifera (4.25 ± 0.02 g/day) and Kappaphycus clade B (3.83 ± 0.02 g/day) intermediate, and E. denticulatum was clearly the least consumed (2.32 ± 0.37 g/day). Medium-sized (29.8–43.8 mm) urchins likewise preferentially consumed G. salicornia (12.60 ± 0.08 g/day), with less clear differences among the other species in which E. denticulatum was still consumed least (9.35 ± 0.90 g/day). In contrast, large urchins (45.0–65.0 mm) showed no significant preferences among the different algae species at all (12.43–15.24 g/day). Overall consumption rates in non

  8. Evaluation of the Uniform Field Distortions Produced by a Toroidal Dielectric Body / Novērtējums Viendabīga Elektriskā Lauka Izkropļojumiem, Kurus Rada Toroīda Formas Dielektrisks Ķermenis

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    Krasnitsky, Y. A.; Popov, A. E.; Kalnacs, A.

    2015-08-01

    Distortions of the structure of a uniform electric field when a dielectric body with a toroidal shape is placed in it are considered in the quasi-static approximation. The rate of distortion is proposed to estimate through the effective permittivity of toroid determined by solving the corresponding boundary value problem. Some numerical estimates obtained using specially developed software in the language of Matlab are given. Darbā apskatīts kvazi-statisks tuvinājums viendabīga elektriskā lauka izkropļojumiem gadījumos, kad tajā tiek ievietots dielektrisks toroīda formas ķermenis. Izkropļojumu apmēru tiek piedāvāts novērtēt ar toroīda efektīvo caurlaidību, kas tiek noteikta, atrisinot atbilstošo robežvērtību uzdevumu. Tiek doti skaitliski novērtējumi, kas iegūti, lietojot speciāli valodā Matlab izstrādātu programmatūru.

  9. Cholera outbreak in far-western region of Nepal.

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    Bhandari, G P; Bhusal, C L

    2013-01-01

    There was an outbreak of diarrheal diseases in districts of far-western region of Nepal in late-2009 followed by massive outbreak in Jajarkot district of mid-western region in early-2009. The objective of this study was to explore the causative organism and analyse the sensitivity pattern of the antibiotics in the local context to suggest the use of medicine in future diarrhea outbreak in Nepal. A descriptive study was conducted from three districts of Far-western region (Achham, Baitadi and Doti) from middle of the April to September 2009 to observe the trend of morbidity.Similarly, 51 stool samples were taken from the patients for the laboratory analysis using Cary Blair Transport Media and carried out microbiological analysis. Out of the total 51 stool samples tested, 27 were diagnosed as Vibrio cholerae. All the isolates were sensitive to commonly used antibiotics except Nalidixic acid and Cotrimoxazole. The highest number of cases was seen in the month of July-August. Cholera was found to be the most important cause for the occurrence of outbreak in far-western region in 2009. The commonly used antibiotics can be prescribed along with the appropriate rehydration measures.

  10. Android mobilo telefonu drošība un tās palielināšanas iespējas

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    Koņkovs, Nikolajs

    2015-01-01

    Kā vispopulārākā mobilā operētājsistēma Android ir lietotāju, izstrādātāju un datorlaužu kopienas ciešā uzmanībā. Kā katrai operētājsistēmai, Android platformai ir problēmas un drošības ievainojamības. Popularitātes un izplatības dēļ Android cieš no uzbrukumiem vairāk, nekā tā konkurenti iOS un Windows Phone. Darbā ir apskatīti operētājsistēmas Android drošības mehānismi un dažu drošības problēmu risinājuma metodes, lai noskaidrotu Android visievainotākās vietas un ir doti ieteikumi, kā ir...

  11. Microtube strip heat exchanger

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    Doty, F. D.

    1991-04-01

    During the last quarter, Doty Scientific, Inc. (DSI) continued to make progress on the microtube strip (MTS) heat exchangers. The team has begun a heat exchanger stress analysis; however, they have been concentrating the bulk of their analytical energies on a computational fluid dynmaics (CFD) model to determine the location and magnitude of shell-side flow maldistribution which decreases heat exchanger effectiveness. DSI received 120 fineblanked tubestrips from Southern Fineblanking (SFB) for manufacturing process development. Both SFB and NIST provided inspection reports of the tubestrips. DSI completed the tooling required to encapsulate a tube array and press tubestrips on the array. Pressing the tubestrips on tube arrays showed design deficiencies both in the tubestrip design and the tooling design. DSI has a number of revisions in process to correct these deficiencies. The research effort has identified a more economical fusible alloy for encapsulating the tube array, and determined the parameters required to successfully encapsulate the tube array with the new alloy. A more compact MTS heat exchanger bank was designed.

  12. Reduced corpus-callosum volume in posttraumatic stress disorder highlights the importance of interhemispheric connectivity for associative memory.

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    Saar-Ashkenazy, Rotem; Cohen, Jonathan E; Guez, Jonathan; Gasho, Chris; Shelef, Ilan; Friedman, Alon; Shalev, Hadar

    2014-02-01

    Memory deficits are a common complaint of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite vivid trauma-related memory, previous studies report memory impairment for nontrauma-related stimuli when compared to controls, specifically in associative memory (Guez et al., 2011). Healthy individuals show hemispheric memory asymmetry with left-prefrontal lateralization of encoding and right-prefrontal lateralization of episodic retrieval, suggesting a role for interhemispheric communication in memory-related tasks (Gazzaniga, ; Ringo, Doty, Demeter, & Simard, ). Because brain magnetic resonance imaging (bMRI) studies in PTSD patients report volume changes in various regions, including white matter and corpus callosum (CC), we aimed to test the relationship between memory deficits and CC volume in PTSD patients. We probed for specific alterations in associative memory in PTSD and measured the volume of subportions within the CC employing bMRI. Our main finding was a reduction in CC white-matter volume in PTSD patients, as compared to controls, t(35) = -2.7, p = .010, that was correlated with lower associative performance (r = .76, p = .003). We propose that CC volume reduction is a substrate for the associative memory deficits found in PTSD. Copyright © 2014 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

  13. Provoz jaderného bloku na teplotním a výkonovém efektu

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    Smetana, Jan

    2016-01-01

    Tato diplomová práce se zabývá možnostmi provozu jaderného bloku na teplotním a výkonovém efektu na konci kampaně, se zaměřením na reaktory VVER. Pro lepší představu čtenáře je rozebrána konstrukce klíčových komponent bloku z hlediska výkonu. Ve stručnosti jsou uvedeny parametry dotyčných komponent pro jadernou elektrárnu Dukovany. Možnosti provozu jaderného bloku na teplotním a výkonovém efektu na konci kampaně jsou demonstrovány zejména na příkladu jaderné elektrárny Dukovany. Dále je předs...

  14. Coulomb-blockade transport in single-crystal organic thin-film transistors

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    Schoonveld, W. A.; Wildeman, J.; Fichou, D.; Bobbert, P. A.; van Wees, B. J.; Klapwijk, T. M.

    2000-04-01

    Coulomb-blockade transport-whereby the Coulomb interaction between electrons can prohibit their transport around a circuit-occurs in systems in which both the tunnel resistance, RT, between neighbouring sites is large (>>h/e2) and the charging energy, EC (EC = e2/2C, where C is the capacitance of the site), of an excess electron on a site is large compared to kT. (Here e is the charge of an electron, k is Boltzmann's constant, and h is Planck's constant.) The nature of the individual sites-metallic, superconducting, semiconducting or quantum dot-is to first order irrelevant for this phenomenon to be observed. Coulomb blockade has also been observed in two-dimensional arrays of normal-metal tunnel junctions, but the relatively large capacitances of these micrometre-sized metal islands results in a small charging energy, and so the effect can be seen only at extremely low temperatures. Here we demonstrate that organic thin-film transistors based on highly ordered molecular materials can, to first order, also be considered as an array of sites separated by tunnel resistances. And as a result of the sub-nanometre sizes of the sites (the individual molecules), and hence their small capacitances, the charging energy dominates at room temperature. Conductivity measurements as a function of both gate bias and temperature reveal the presence of thermally activated transport, consistent with the conventional model of Coulomb blockade.

  15. Development of a compact laminar flow heat exchanger with stainless steel micro-tubes

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    Saji, N.; Nagai, S.; Tsuchiya, K.; Asakura, H.; Obata, M.

    2001-05-01

    The present paper describes the design concept and manufacturing of a new compact laminar flow heat exchanger with stainless-steel micro-tubes for helium refrigerators. In the temperature range of less than 20 K, aluminum plate fin type heat exchangers exhibit a remarkable fall of performance characteristics as a compact heat exchanger. We presented in a previous paper that some compact heat exchangers with good performance in the temperature range of less than 4 K are required for a subcooled He II refrigerator cycle to be worked with 3He turbo-compressors (F. Doty, et al., A new look at the closed brayton cycle, Proceedings, IECEC-90 Reno, NV, 1991, p. 116). For this requirement, we developed a micro-tube strip counter flow type heat exchanger, which consists of 12 elements with a total of 4800 stainless steel micro-tubes. Each element is formed with 400 tubes and a newly developed vacuum brazing method was applied for the bonding to the side plate. Each tube has an inner diameter of 0.5 mm, an outer diameter of 0.7 mm and is 310 mm long. We developed a cladding plate with two layers of gold brazing sheet sandwiched inside. In aerodynamic and thermal design of the element, the laminar flow conditions were adopted for the flows of inner and outer tubes to keep a high heat transfer rate and a low pressure loss.

  16. Biochar from commercially cultivated seaweed for soil amelioration

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    Roberts, David A.; Paul, Nicholas A.; Dworjanyn, Symon A.; Bird, Michael I.; de Nys, Rocky

    2015-01-01

    Seaweed cultivation is a high growth industry that is primarily targeted at human food and hydrocolloid markets. However, seaweed biomass also offers a feedstock for the production of nutrient-rich biochar for soil amelioration. We provide the first data of biochar yield and characteristics from intensively cultivated seaweeds (Saccharina, Undaria and Sargassum – brown seaweeds, and Gracilaria, Kappaphycus and Eucheuma – red seaweeds). While there is some variability in biochar properties as a function of the origin of seaweed, there are several defining and consistent characteristics of seaweed biochar, in particular a relatively low C content and surface area but high yield, essential trace elements (N, P and K) and exchangeable cations (particularly K). The pH of seaweed biochar ranges from neutral (7) to alkaline (11), allowing for broad-spectrum applications in diverse soil types. We find that seaweed biochar is a unique material for soil amelioration that is consistently different to biochar derived from ligno-cellulosic feedstock. Blending of seaweed and ligno-cellulosic biochar could provide a soil ameliorant that combines a high fixed C content with a mineral-rich substrate to enhance crop productivity. PMID:25856799

  17. Studies on development and storage stability of instant spice adjunct mix from seaweed (Eucheuma).

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    Senthil, Amudha; Mamatha, B S; Vishwanath, Prema; Bhat, K K; Ravishankar, G A

    2011-12-01

    Seaweed is a macroscopic marine algae which has been used as human food since ancient times. Food values of seaweed are mainly due to significant amounts of protein, vitamin, mineral, trace elements and dietary fibre apart from substances of antibiotic nature. In this study edible red seaweed Eucheuma (Kappaphycus alvarezzi), was used as an ingredient in the preparation of spice adjunct. Functional properties such as soluble solids, water-holding capacity, oil holding capacity and swelling capacity of Eucheuma were studied. Steamed Eucheuma powder was added at levels of 15, 20 and 25% in the preparation of spice adjunct. Sensory analysis and consumer acceptability study of spice adjunct showed that the incorporation of Eucheuma upto 20% had high acceptability. Spice adjunct containing 20% Eucheuma had 6.2% moisture, 22.2% ash, 29.2% fat, 10.0% protein, 9.4% crude fibre and 23% carbohydrates. Based on equilibrium relative humidity studies metallized polyester was selected as the packaging material. Storage studies indicated that metallized polyester provided a shelf life of 120 days at both the ambient and accelerated conditions.

  18. Screening of marine seaweeds for bioactive compound against fish pathogenic bacteria and active fraction analysed by gas chromatography– mass spectrometry

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    Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To isolate bioactive molecules from marine seaweeds and check the antimicrobial activity against the fish pathogenic bacteria. Methods: Fresh marine seaweeds Gracilaria edulis, Kappaphycus spicifera, Sargassum wightii (S. wightii were collected. Each seaweed was extracted with different solvents. In the study, test pathogens were collected from microbial type culture collection. Antibacterial activity was carried out by using disc diffusion method and minimum inhibition concentration (MIC was calculated. Best seaweed was analysed by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The cured extract was separated by thin layer chromatography (TLC. Fraction was collected from TLC to check the antimicrobial activity. Best fraction was analysed by gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS. Results: Based on the disc diffusion method, S. wightii showed a better antimicrobial activity than other seaweed extracts. Based on the MIC, methanol extract of S. wightii showed lower MIC than other solvents. S. wightii were separated by TLC. In this TLC, plate showed a two fraction. These two fractions were separated in preparative TLC and checked for their antimicrobial activity. Fraction 2 showed best MIC value against the tested pathogen. Fraction 2 was analysed by GCMS. Based on the GCMS, fraction 2 contains n-hexadecanoic acid (59.44%. Conclusions: From this present study, it can be concluded that S. wightii was potential sources of bioactive compounds.

  19. Screening of marine seaweeds for bioactive compound against fish pathogenic bacteria and active fraction analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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    Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu; Priyadharshini Pandiyan; Kumaran Subaramaniyan; Deivasigamani Balaraman; Sakthivel Manikkam; Balamurugan Sadaiyappan; George Edward Gnana Jothi

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To isolate bioactive molecules from marine seaweeds and check the antimicrobial activity against the fish pathogenic bacteria. Methods: Fresh marine seaweeds Gracilaria edulis, Kappaphycus spicifera, Sargassum wightii (S. wightii) were collected. Each seaweed was extracted with different solvents. In the study, test pathogens were collected from microbial type culture collection. Antibacterial activity was carried out by using disc diffusion method and minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) was calculated. Best seaweed was analysed by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The cured extract was separated by thin layer chromatography (TLC). Fraction was collected from TLC to check the antimicrobial activity. Best fraction was analysed by gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS). Results: Based on the disc diffusion method, S. wightii showed a better antimicrobial activity than other seaweed extracts. Based on the MIC, methanol extract of S. wightii showed lower MIC than other solvents. S. wightii were separated by TLC. In this TLC, plate showed a two fraction. These two fractions were separated in preparative TLC and checked for their antimicrobial activity. Fraction 2 showed best MIC value against the tested pathogen. Fraction 2 was analysed by GCMS. Based on the GCMS, fraction 2 contains n-hexadecanoic acid (59.44%). Conclusions:From this present study, it can be concluded that S. wightii was potential sources of bioactive compounds.

  20. Sexual behavior and condom use among seasonal Dalit migrant laborers to India from Far West, Nepal: a qualitative study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Around 41% of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV cases in Nepal occur in seasonal migrant laborers. Dalit migrant laborers represent the largest proportion of reported HIV cases in the Far Western Region (Sudur Pashchimanchal, or Far West, Nepal. The study's objectives were to assess sexual behavior, condom use status and HIV risk perception among Dalit migrant laborers to India from Far West Region, Nepal. METHODS: The study was conducted among Dalit male migrant laborers aged 15 years and above who had migrated for at least six months of the last two years to India. For the sampling the village development committees (VDCs from Achham, Doti and Kanchanpur districts of Nepal were purposively selected. The data were collected in March and April 2011 via ten in-depth interviews and four focus group discussions and analyzed using content analysis. RESULTS: Poor socio-economic status, caste-related discrimination, and lack of employment opportunities push large groups of young Dalits to migrate to India for employment, where they engage in sex with female sex workers (FSWs. The participants described unmarried status, peer influence, alcohol use, low-priced sex with FSWs and unwillingness to use condoms as common factors of their migration experience. Lack of awareness on HIV/AIDS was common among study participants. Awareness of HIV/AIDS and faithful, monogamous partnerships are reported as factors influencing safer sexual behavior. CONCLUSIONS: Dalits are an especially vulnerable population among migrant laborers and may be over-represented in new HIV infections in Nepal. Comprehensive surveying and health promotion programs targeted to this population are urgently needed and potent methods of stopping HIV spread.

  1. Smell identification in individuals at clinical high risk for schizophrenia.

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    Gill, Kelly Elizabeth; Evans, Elizabeth; Kayser, Jürgen; Ben-David, Shelly; Messinger, Julie; Bruder, Gerard; Malaspina, Dolores; Corcoran, Cheryl Mary

    2014-12-15

    Smell identification deficits exist in schizophrenia, and may be associated with its negative symptoms. Less is known about smell identification and its clinical correlates in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. We examined smell identification, symptoms and IQ in 71 clinical high-risk (CHR) subjects and 36 healthy controls. Smell identification was assessed using both the 40-item University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT; Doty, R.L., Shaman, P., Kimmelman, C.P., Dann, M.S., 1984. University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test: a rapid quantitative olfactory function test for the clinic. Laryngoscope 94, 176-178) and its extracted 12-item Brief Smell Identification Test (Goudsmit, N., Coleman, E., Seckinger, R.A., Wolitzky, R., Stanford, A.D., Corcoran, C., Goetz, R.R., Malaspina, D., 2003. A brief smell identification test discriminates between deficit and non-deficit schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 120, 155-164). Smell identification did not significantly differ between CHR subjects and controls. Among CHR subjects, smell identification did not predict schizophrenia (N=19; 27%) within 2 years, nor was it associated with negative or positive symptoms. This is the third prospective cohort study to examine smell identification in CHR subjects, and overall, findings are inconclusive, similar to what is found for other disorders in adolescents, such as autism spectrum, attention deficit and anxiety disorders. Smell identification deficit may not have clear utility as a marker of emergent schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. ‘Si deve amare la mamma anche se povera’. The Dante Alighieri Society, Italian emigration and the safeguarding of italianità, 1870-1925

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    Tamara van Kessel

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Si deve amare la mamma anche se povera’.  La Società Dante Alighieri, l’emigrazione italiana e la protezione dell’italianità all’estero, 1870-1925L’attività della Società Dante Alighieri per la tutela degli emigrati italiani agli inizi del Novecento dimostra quanto erano intrecciati la costruzione dell’identità nazionale ed il desiderio di mantenere i legami con gli italiani all’estero. Benché nell’Italia unita ci fossero state diverse opinioni sul fenomeno dell’emigrazione di massa, il governo cominciò a vedere questi concittadini sparsi per il mondo non come segno di povertà, ma come un veicolo per comprovare all’estero le doti attribuite al proprio paese. In un simile spirito nazionalista, la Dante si occupò di fare dell’emigrato un degno rappresentate della cultura e società italiane. Un esempio di come cercarono di guidare l’emigrato è ‘Il Decalogo degli Emigranti’: un documento divulgato tramite il bollettino della Dante nel 1925. Si direbbe che le raccomandazioni di questo ‘Decalogo’si inseriscono armoniosamente nella propaganda fascista di quell’epoca. Un documento simile del 1913 fa vedere invece come già allora era invocata una forte lealtà alla nazione. Ciò che colpisce nelle due fonti è che l’italiano all’estero veniva incoraggiato a consumare prodotti esclusivamente italiani. Questo motivo economico era parte integrante di molta della politica culturale internazionale di quel periodo. Infine, la forma scelta – quella del decalogo – è emblematica per il modo in cui si dovette ricorrere ai modelli religiosi per consolidare l’identità italiana laica.

  3. TAXONOMIC REVISION OF SARGASSUM (FUCALES, PHAEOPHYCEAE) FROM FRENCH POLYNESIA BASED ON MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR ANALYSES(1).

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    Mattio, Lydiane; Payri, Claude Elisabeth; Stiger-Pouvreau, Valérie

    2008-12-01

    An assessment of Sargassum in French Polynesia was done through the critical revision of the literature, type specimens, and specimens from type localities. Sargassum samples were newly collected, and four morphotypes were identified on the basis of morphological characters. Molecular analysis of the nuclear ITS2, chloroplastic partial rbcLS, and mitochondrial cox3 markers generated two clades and confirmed the recent divergence suspected between closely related species. Although 18 different epithets have been attributed to French Polynesian Sargassum since 1828, only three species are considered valid in this study. Most of these species were transferred to S. pacificum Bory, the only species present in the Society Archipelago, while S. obtusifolium J. Agardh was restricted to the Austral Archipelago, and S. echinocarpum J. Agardh was confirmed for the Austral and Gambier Archipelagos. A morphological identification key is provided, along with descriptions and illustrations for each polymorphic species. Moreover, the study of several regional collections underlined similar and low specific diversity among Sargassum populations in the southeastern Pacific. As a result of this study, we propose that S. bacciferum J. Agardh var. latiuscula Grunow, S. bisserula f. pacifica Grunow, S. boraborense (Grunow) Setch., S. mangarevense (Grunow) Setch., S. sociale (Grunow) Setch., and S. tahitense Grunow be considered as heterotypic synonyms of S. pacificum. Sargassum skottsbergii Sjöstedt, S. hawaiiensis Doty et Newhouse, S. divaricatum var. chilensis Grunow, S. obtusifolium J. Agardh f. chamberlainii Grunow, and S. obtusifolium J. Agardh f. lendigeroides Grunow are further regarded as heterotypic synonyms of S. obtusifolium.

  4. Localization of compact invariant sets of the Lorenz' 1984 model

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    Starkov, K. E.

    In 1984 E. Lorenz published a paper [1] in which he proposed "the simplest possible general circulation model": dot{x} = -y^2 - z^2 - ax + aF, dot{y} = xy -bxz - y+G, dot{z} = bxy + xz -z which is referred to as the Lorenz'1984 model. The existence of chaos was shown in [1, 2] for different values of parameters. Dynamical studies of this system were realized in papers [1, 2]; [3], [4]. This paper is devoted to study of a localization problem of compact invariant sets of the Lorenz'1984 model with help of one approach elaborated in papers of Krishchenko and Starkov, see e.g. [5]. This problem is an important topic in studies of dynamics of a chaotic system because of the interest to a long-time behavior of a system. In this work we establish that all compact invariant sets of the Lorenz' 1984 model are contained in the set \\{ x le F;x^2 + y^2 + z^2 le η ^2 = {2left( {a + 2} right)F^2 + 3G^2 + 2Gsqrt {aF^2 + G^2 } }/4\\} . Further, we improve this localization with help of refining bound η using additional localizations sets. By applying cylindrical coordinates to the Lorenz' 1984 model we derive yet another localization set of the form \\{ y^2 + z^2 le G^2 (1 + b^{ - 2} )exp (4π b^{ - 1} )\\}. Finally, we discuss how to improve the final localization set and consider one example.

  5. Cholera outbreaks (2012) in three districts of Nepal reveal clonal transmission of multi-drug resistant Vibrio cholerae O1.

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    Dixit, Sameer M; Johura, Fatema-Tuz; Manandhar, Sulochana; Sadique, Abdus; Rajbhandari, Rajesh M; Mannan, Shahnewaj B; Rashid, Mahamud-Ur; Islam, Saiful; Karmacharya, Dibesh; Watanabe, Haruo; Sack, R Bradley; Cravioto, Alejandro; Alam, Munirul

    2014-07-15

    Although endemic cholera causes significant morbidity and mortality each year in Nepal, lack of information about the causal bacterium often hinders cholera intervention and prevention. In 2012, diarrheal outbreaks affected three districts of Nepal with confirmed cases of mortality. This study was designed to understand the drug response patterns, source, and transmission of Vibrio cholerae associated with 2012 cholera outbreaks in Nepal. V. cholerae (n = 28) isolated from 2012 diarrhea outbreaks {n = 22; Kathmandu (n = 12), Doti (n = 9), Bajhang (n = 1)}, and surface water (n = 6; Kathmandu) were tested for antimicrobial response. Virulence properties and DNA fingerprinting of the strains were determined by multi-locus genetic screening employing polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). All V. cholerae strains isolated from patients and surface water were confirmed to be toxigenic, belonging to serogroup O1, Ogawa serotype, biotype El Tor, and possessed classical biotype cholera toxin (CTX). Double-mismatch amplification mutation assay (DMAMA)-PCR revealed the V. cholerae strains to possess the B-7 allele of ctx subunit B. DNA sequencing of tcpA revealed a point mutation at amino acid position 64 (N → S) while the ctxAB promoter revealed four copies of the tandem heptamer repeat sequence 5'-TTTTGAT-3'. V. cholerae possessed all the ORFs of the Vibrio seventh pandemic island (VSP)-I but lacked the ORFs 498-511 of VSP-II. All strains were multidrug resistant with resistance to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT), nalidixic acid (NA), and streptomycin (S); all carried the SXT genetic element. DNA sequencing and deduced amino acid sequence of gyrA and parC of the NAR strains (n = 4) revealed point mutations at amino acid positions 83 (S → I), and 85 (S → L), respectively. Similar PFGE (NotI) pattern revealed the Nepalese V. cholerae to be clonal, and related closely with V. cholerae associated with cholera in

  6. In memoriam: Cristiana Patta, DVM, 1958-2012, Virologa ed esperta di peste suina africana e malattie esotiche

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    Anon.

    2012-03-01

    qualità di esperta in malattie esotiche del bestiame.La sua attività è stata caratterizzata anche da numerosi incarichi di docenza nel corso di eventi formativi, a beneficio del Servizio Veterinario Nazionale, organizzati dal Ministero della Salute, dalle Regioni e dai Centri di Referenza nazionali ed europei.Le sue competenze si sono arricchite anche all’ambito del management aziendale ed in special modo nel governo clinico delle strutture facenti capo alla sanità pubblica veterinaria. Incolmabile è il vuoto lasciato da Cristiana non solo per le qualità professionali al servizio della comunità veterinaria ma, soprattutto, per le doti umane che le hanno permesso, grazie alla simpatia e alla brillante capacità comunicativa, di lasciare una traccia indelebile nel cuore di quanti hanno avuto la fortuna di conoscerla.

  7. Histological evaluation of intratumoral myxoma virus treatment in an immunocompetent mouse model of melanoma

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    Doty RA

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    Full Text Available Rosalinda A Doty,1 Jia Liu,2 Grant McFadden,2 Edward J Roy,3 Amy L MacNeill11Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 3Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USAAbstract: Two recombinant myxoma viruses (MYXV expressing a fluorescent protein [MYXV-Tred] and MYXV-Tred encoding murine interleukin-15 [MYXV-IL15] were evaluated for therapeutic effects in an aggressive B16F10 melanoma model in immunocompetent mice. It was hypothesized that continuous expression of IL-15 within a tumor would recruit cytotoxic effector cells to induce an antitumor immune response and improve treatment efficacy. Weekly intratumoral injections were given to evaluate the effect of treatment on the median survival time of C57BL/6 mice bearing established B16F10 melanomas. Mice that received MYXV-Tred or MYXV-IL15 lived significantly longer than mice given treatment controls. Unexpectedly, the median survival time of MYXV-IL15-treated mice was similar to that of MYXV-treated mice. At 1, 2, and 4 days postinoculation, viral plaque assays detected replicating MYXV-Tred and MYXV-IL15 within treated tumors. At these time points in MYXV-IL15-treated tumors, IL-15 concentration, lymphocyte grades, and cluster of differentiation-3+ cell counts were significantly increased when compared to other treatment groups. However, viral titers, recombinant protein expression, and lymphocyte numbers within the tumors diminished rapidly at 7 days postinoculation. These data indicate that treatment with recombinant MYXV should be repeated at least every 4 days to maintain recombinant protein expression within a murine tumor. Additionally, neutrophilic inflammation was significantly increased in MYXV-Tred- and MYXV-IL15-treated tumors at early time points. It is speculated that neutrophilic inflammation induced by intratumoral

  8. Developing a model for effective leadership in healthcare: a concept mapping approach

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    Full Text Available Charles William Hargett,1 Joseph P Doty,2 Jennifer N Hauck,3 Allison MB Webb,4 Steven H Cook,5 Nicholas E Tsipis,4 Julie A Neumann,6 Kathryn M Andolsek,7 Dean C Taylor6 1Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, 2Feagin Leadership Program, 3Department of Anesthesiology, 4School of Medicine, 5Department of Neurosurgery, 6Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 7Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA Purpose: Despite increasing awareness of the importance of leadership in healthcare, our understanding of the competencies of effective leadership remains limited. We used a concept mapping approach (a blend of qualitative and quantitative analysis of group processes to produce a visual composite of the group’s ideas to identify stakeholders’ mental model of effective healthcare leadership, clarifying the underlying structure and importance of leadership competencies.Methods: Literature review, focus groups, and consensus meetings were used to derive a representative set of healthcare leadership competency statements. Study participants subsequently sorted and rank-ordered these statements based on their perceived importance in contributing to effective healthcare leadership in real-world settings. Hierarchical cluster analysis of individual sortings was used to develop a coherent model of effective leadership in healthcare.Results: A diverse group of 92 faculty and trainees individually rank-sorted 33 leadership competency statements. The highest rated statements were “Acting with Personal Integrity”, “Communicating Effectively”, “Acting with Professional Ethical Values”, “Pursuing Excellence”, “Building and Maintaining Relationships”, and “Thinking Critically”. Combining the results from hierarchical cluster analysis with our qualitative data led to a healthcare leadership model based on the core principle of Patient

  9. Design, implementation, and demographic differences of HEAL: a self-report health care leadership instrument

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Kelly R Murphy, John E McManigle, Benjamin M Wildman-Tobriner, Amy Little Jones, Travis J Dekker, Barrett A Little, Joseph P Doty, Dean C Taylor Duke Healthcare Leadership Program, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA Abstract: The medical community has recognized the importance of leadership skills among its members. While numerous leadership assessment tools exist at present, few are specifically tailored to the unique health care environment. The study team designed a 24-item survey (Healthcare Evaluation & Assessment of Leadership [HEAL] to measure leadership competency based on the core competencies and core principles of the Duke Healthcare Leadership Model. A novel digital platform was created for use on handheld devices to facilitate its distribution and completion. This pilot phase involved 126 health care professionals self-assessing their leadership abilities. The study aimed to determine both the content validity of the survey and the feasibility of its implementation and use. The digital platform for survey implementation was easy to complete, and there were no technical problems with survey use or data collection. With regard to reliability, initial survey results revealed that each core leadership tenet met or exceeded the reliability cutoff of 0.7. In self-assessment of leadership, women scored themselves higher than men in questions related to patient centeredness (P=0.016. When stratified by age, younger providers rated themselves lower with regard to emotional intelligence and integrity. There were no differences in self-assessment when stratified by medical specialty. While only a pilot study, initial data suggest that HEAL is a reliable and easy-to-administer survey for health care leadership assessment. Differences in responses by sex and age with respect to patient centeredness, integrity, and emotional intelligence raise questions about how providers view themselves amid complex medical teams. As the

  10. Isolation of bioactive compound from marine seaweeds against fish pathogenic bacteria Vibrio alginolyticus (VA09) and characterisation by FTIR

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    Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu; Priyadharshini Pandiyan; Deivasigamani Balaraman; Kumaran Subaramaniyan; George Edward Gnana Jothi; Sakthivel Manikkam; Balamurugan Sadaiyappan

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    Objective: Fresh marine seaweeds Gracilaria edulis, Gracillaria verrcosa, Acanthospora spicifera,Ulva facita, Ulva lacta (U. lacta), Kappaphycus spicifera, Sargassum ilicifolium, Sargassum wightii (S. wightii), Padina tetramatica and Padina gymonospora were collected from Mandapam (Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu) of South East coast of India and were screened for antibacterial activity.Methods:All the collected seaweeds were extracted by using five different solvent (methanol, isopropanol, acetone, chloroform, diethyl ether) to study their extracts against fish pathogenic bacteria V. alginolyticus (VA09) purchased from MTCC. And minimum inhibition carried out by using Resazurin micro-titre assay. Crude extract of S. wightii analysied by FTIR.Results:The methanolic extract of S. wightii produced a maximum zone of inhibition (1.95±0.11) cm, isopropanol extract maximum inhibition was produced by S. wightii (1.93±0.78) cm, Acetone extract of Gracilaria verrcosa showed maximum zone of inhibition (1.36±0.05) cm, chloroform extract of S. wightii produced a maximum zone (1.56±0.25) cm and diethyl ether extract of S.wightii produced maximum zone of inhibition(1.86±0.11) cm. Based on the antibacterial activity S. wightii, U. lacta and Padina tetramatica showed best antibacterial activity against Vibrio harveyi. In this three seaweeds were taken for MIC study. The S. wightii methanolic extract, U. lacta diethyl ether extract and Padina tetramatica methanolic extract showed a higher MIC values, and despectively were 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL and 50 mg/mL. FTIR result showed that mostly phenolic compounds were present in the S. wightii.Conclusions:Based on the FTIR result S. wightii have high amount of phenolic compound. Phenolic compound have the good antimicrobial activity. The results clearly show that seaweedS. wightii is an interesting source for biologically active compounds that may be applied for prophylaxis and therapy of bacterial fish diseases and it should be used for

  11. Isolation of bioactive compound from marine seaweeds against fish pathogenic bacteria Vibrio alginolyticus (VA09 and characterisation by FTIR

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    Rajasekar Thirunavukkarasu

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Fresh marine seaweeds Gracilaria edulis, Gracillaria verrcosa, Acanthospora spicifera, Ulva facita, Ulva lacta (U. lacta, Kappaphycus spicifera, Sargassum ilicifolium, Sargassum wightii (S. wightii, Padina tetramatica and Padina gymonospora were collected from Mandapam (Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu of South East coast of India and were screened for antibacterial activity. Methods: All the collected seaweeds were extracted by using five different solvent (methanol, isopropanol, acetone, chloroform, diethyl ether to study their extracts against fish pathogenic bacteria V. alginolyticus (VA09 purchased from MTCC. And minimum inhibition carried out by using Resazurin micro-titre assay. Crude extract of S. wightii analysied by FTIR. Results: The methanolic extract of S. wightii produced a maximum zone of inhibition (1.95±0.11 cm, isopropanol extract maximum inhibition was produced by S. wightii (1.93±0.78 cm, Acetone extract of Gracilaria verrcosa showed maximum zone of inhibition (1.36±0.05 cm, chloroform extract of S. wightii produced a maximum zone (1.56±0.25 cm and diethyl ether extract of S. wightii produced maximum zone of inhibition(1.86±0.11 cm. Based on the antibacterial activity S. wightii, U. lacta and Padina tetramatica showed best antibacterial activity against Vibrio harveyi. In this three seaweeds were taken for MIC study. The S. wightii methanolic extract, U. lacta diethyl ether extract and Padina tetramatica methanolic extract showed a higher MIC values, and despectively were 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL and 50 mg/mL. FTIR result showed that mostly phenolic compounds were present in the S. wightii. Conclusions: Based on the FTIR result S. wightii have high amount of phenolic compound. Phenolic compound have the good antimicrobial activity. The results clearly show that seaweed S. wightii is an interesting source for biologically active compounds that may be applied for prophylaxis and therapy of bacterial fish diseases and it should

  12. Book review. Un veterinario a spasso per il mondo tra guerre, colonialismo e apartheid. Attilio Pini

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    Manuel Graziani

    2014-12-01

    fascista, del fratello maggiore Tebaldo come il padre militare di carriera e poi veterinario. E ancora, le prime docce con l'acqua di mare, la "festa delle bastonate" (una vera battaglia tra somali con finalità propiziatorie di fertilità, fino al viaggio in nave con Filippo Tommaso Marinetti che pare si fosse invaghito della madre Anna. Quello del dott. Pini è un libro ben scritto, dallo stile lineare, fatto di parole pesate col misurino, a volte anche musicali ("Non c'era più il fascio, ma si assisteva all'inizio dello sfascio" e argute (si legga pag. 35 sugli italiani "popolo plaudente" che rendono la lettura assai godibile. Nonostante l'autore si schernisca dicendo di non aver ereditato nessuna delle doti paterne, evidentemente ha ereditato eccome la verve narrativa dal padre Ugo autore, tra l'altro, del libro di memorie Sotto le ceneri dell'impero. Dalle rive del Giuba alle falde del monte Kenya, edito nel 1967 e ancora oggi nel catalogo dell'Editore Mursia.

  13. Preliminary experiments to estimate the PE.MA.M (PElagic MArine Mesocosm) offshore behaviour

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    Albani, Marta; Piermattei, Viviana; Stefanì, Chiara; Marcelli, Marco

    2016-04-01

    was conducted by inserting the net PE.MA.M. between the water flow and the clod cards; the second was performed without the net. We calculated the dry weight of the clod cards in two steps: before placing them in water (Wi) and after 6 hours under the flow (Wf). We used the formula (Doty, 1971 Thompson & Gleen, 1994), to calculate the flow attenuation capacity of the PE.MA.M net. The experiments showed that the PE.MA.M. is in equilibrium with the external environment after 4 hours; it isolates constant concentration of chlorophyll a and attenuates the flow of currents of about 30% .The PE.MA.M. is a potential tool in the phytoplankton community, in the absence of natural hydrodynamics,that can provide useful informations for the understanding of physical phenomena and how their changes affect biological processes.

  14. The wounded male persona and the mysterious feminine in the poetry of James Wright: a study in the transformation of the self.

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    Graves, M; Schermer, V L

    1998-12-01

    known about Wright's childhood to attempt to reconstruct such a trauma, and a definitive biography is long overdue. (Wright died in 1980). However, the concept of "soul murder" as used by Shengold (1989) with respect to psychological trauma does seem pertinent. For example, Wright's powerful identification with the downtrodden, and especially with certain murderers (Doty, Judas) echoes the paranoiac Schreber's identification with his abusive father as "soul murderer": "I, myself, have been 'represented' as the one who had committed soul murder" (Shengold, 1989, p. 22, quoting Schreber). Certainly, the theme of damage to the self is prominent in Wright, and the poet's striving for reparation, restitution, and the restoration of lost goodness is not only characteristic of Melanie Klein's "depressive position" (Segal, 1980, pp. 76-89), which she saw as a normal developmental process, but also of the character structures of profoundly traumatized individuals. In addition, the rapid, "leaping" shifts of imagery in Wright's poems bear some resemblance to the shifts in mood and the dissociated and "autohypnotic" states (Shengold, 1989, pp. 138-154) of posttraumatic stress and related disorders. However much that may be the case, Wright's work moves toward healing and integration, and forces us to reconsider the psychoanalytic shibboleth that all that represents a lack of distinctiveness between self and other is pathological. This assumption denies the richness of that part of the psyche which originates in the symbiotic union of mother and infant. Wright's work does not so much force us to doubt our own perceptions of reality as it gently yet forthrightly guides us into other realms where feeling and thought are in dialogue, where the uniquely human and the universal mythos converge, and where--perhaps most importantly--possibility and transformation are imminent. The abandoned male persona and the mysterious feminine are part of that world, that cosmos, that Wright has cr

  15. 青岛太平角岩相潮间带大型海藻群落初步调查%Investigation on Community of Macroalgae in the Rocky Intertidal Zone of Taiping jiao in Qingdao

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    张新鑫; 肖健雄; 高燕琦

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    The rocky intertidal zone of Qingdao Taipingjiao (36°02′N ,120°21′E)were set and the com‐munities of marine macroalgae were investigated monthly from May 2010 to March 2011 .Results showed that :1 .A total of 36 species of 3 phylum were collected ,among which 19 species( belonging to 16 genera) were Rhodophyta ,10 species( belonging to 7 genera) were Phaeophyta and 7 species( belonging to 5 genera) were Chlorophyta .2 .In the rocky intertidal zone of Qingdao Taipingjiao ,spe‐cies of Rhodophyta played a dominant role in the composition of the marine macroalgae community , followed by Phaeophyta and then Chlorophyta .3 .The quantities and species of the macroalgae changed seasonally and a seasonal variation of Spring > Autumn = Winter > Summer was obtained .4 .The region's most common species are Ulva pertusa ,Sargassum thunbergii and Kappaphycus .5 .Entero‐morpha prolif ra ,the main algal of green tide in Qingdao is drifting from other sea area ,and it is more adapted to higher sea water temperatures than other algae species ,making it a short - time dominant species .%对青岛太平角(36°02′N ,120°21′E )岩相潮间带大型海藻群落进行了为期1年(2010年5月-2011年4月)逐月的定性调查研究。结果表明:1.采集到大型海藻3门36种,其中红藻门16属19种,占52.8%;褐藻门7属10种,占27.8%;绿藻门5属7种,占19.4%。2.青岛太平角潮间带大型海藻群落的种类组成中红藻种类最多,褐藻其次,绿藻最少。3.青岛太平角潮间带群落中大型海藻的种类组成和藻总量(株)有明显的季节变化:春季海藻的种类和数量都非常大,秋冬季节其次,夏季海藻种类和数量最少。4.孔石莼、鼠尾藻和珊瑚藻为青岛太平角岩相潮间带大型海藻群落的最常见种。5.青岛夏季绿潮藻种浒苔是由其他海域漂流而来,且较其他藻种更适应夏季较高水温,使其短时间内迅速生长。

  16. Optimization of control parameters of CdZnTe ACRT-Bridgman single crystal growth

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    [1]Kennedey, J. J., Amirtharaj, P. M., Boyd, P. R. Et al., Growth and characterization of Cd1-xZnxTe and Hg1-yZnyTe, J. Cryst. Growth, 1988, 86: 93-99.[2]Tanaka, A., Masa, Y., Seto, S. et al., Zinc and selenium co-doped CdTe substrates lattice matched to HgCdTe, J. Cryst. Growth, 1989, 94: 166-170.[3]Sen, S., Stanard, J. E., Developments in the bulk growth of Cd1-xZnxTe for substrates, Prog. Crystal Growth and Charact., 1994, 29: 253-273.[4]Azoulay, M., Rotter, S., Gafni, G. et al., Zinc segregation in CdZnTe grown under Cd/Zn partial pressure control, J. Cryst. Growth, 1992, 117: 276-280.[5]Lee, T. S., Lee, S. B., Kim, J. M. et al., Vertical Bridgman techniques to homogenize zinc composition of CdZnTe substrates, J. Electronic Materials, 1995, 24: 1057-1059.[6]Mühlberg, M., Rudolph, P., Genzel, C. Et al., Crystalline and chemical quality of CdTe and Cd1-xZnxTe grown by the Bridgman method in low temperature gradients, J. Cryst. Growth, 1990, 101: 275-280.[7]Cheuvart, P., El-Hanani, U., Schneider, D. et al., CdTe and CdZnTe crystal growth by horizontal Bridgman technique, J. Cryst. Growth, 1990, 101: 270-274.[8]Lu, Y. C., Shiau, J. J., Fiegelson, R. S. et al., Effect of vibrational stirring on the quality of Bridgman-grown CdTe, J. Cryst. Growth, 1990, 102: 807-813.[9]Butler, J. F., Doty, F. P., Apotovsky, B. Et al., γ-ray and X-ray detectors manufactured from Cd1-xZnxTe grown by a high-pressure Bridgman method, Mater. Sci. & Eng. B, 1993, 16: 291-295.[10]Capper, P., The role of accelerated crucible rotation in the growth of Hg1-xCdxTe and CdTe/CdZnTe, Prog. Crystal Growth and Charact., 1994, 28: 1-55.[11]Schulz-Dubois, E. O., Accelerated crucible rotation: hydrodynamics and stirring effect, J. Cryst. Growth, 1971, 12: 81-87.[12]Capper, P., Gosney, J. J. G., Jones, C. L. et al., Fluid flows in tall narrow containers by ACRT, Journal of Electronic Materials, 1986 15(6): 361-370.[13]Distanov, V. E., Kirdyashkin, A

  17. Mobility and Noise Pollution. Noise-reduction Traditional Strategies and Green Mobility Ones Mobilità ed inquinamento acustico: strategie di riduzione tradizionali e di green mobility

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    traffic, but at the same time, help to bring out the positive noise typical of the “soundscape” of the considered urban context.

    The article is divided into four sections: the first, edited by C. Gargiulo, briefly explains the situation in Italy and Europe, also through the help of several reports on the subject; the second,  edited by R. Romano, illustrates in a comprehensive way the main Italian and EU legal regulations; the third, edited by R. Romano, describes measures and specific interventions for reducing environmental noise in urban areas in the awareness that noise control may be better controlled by intervening on the sound source rather than on the receiver;  finally, the fourth, edited by C. Gargiulo, proposes the development of strategies for reducing   vehicle traffic noise in urban areas, which, in accordance with the directions of Community, prefer the integration and harmonization of noise protection requirements and of the aspects associated to urban and regional planning and governance of mobility.

    Gli ambiti territoriali urbanizzati rappresentano contesti sufficientemente complessi sotto molti aspetti la cui gestione richiede, da un lato, adeguate doti di mediazione tra le diverse esigenze, spesso contrastanti, ma, nel contempo, una chiara visione dell’obiettivo verso cui puntare. Uno di tali aspetti è rappresentato dalla esigenza di garantire la mobilità in ambito urbano e, contemporaneamente, contenere i livelli di inquinamento acustico al di sotto di valori compatibili con le condizioni di benessere dei cittadini. Diverse sono le sorgenti di rumore presenti in un contesto urbanizzato dal traffico veicolare a quello ferroviario, dalle sorgenti sonore fisse dovute alle attività artigianali, commerciali, nonché alle apparecchiature a servizio degli edifici alle attività antropiche legate ad attività ricreative, al turismo, allo svago. Bisogna evidenziare, tuttavia, che non tutto il contenuto di rumore ha una valenza negativa