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Article Number - F9E6C4564259


Vol.11(6), pp. 190-196 , June 2017
DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2017.1542
ISSN: 1996-0824



Full Length Research Paper

Effects of light conditions on the growth of commercial seaweed Undaria pinnatifida



Yago Takahide
  • Yago Takahide
  • Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Konan 4, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
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Arakawa Hisayuki
  • Arakawa Hisayuki
  • Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Konan 4, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
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Shigeto Saori
  • Shigeto Saori
  • Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Konan 4, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
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Ito ryo
  • Ito ryo
  • Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Konan 4, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
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Matsumoto Akira
  • Matsumoto Akira
  • Fukushima fisheries station, 18-2, Oikawa, Ohama, Souma, Fukushima 976-0022, Japan
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Okumura Yutaka
  • Okumura Yutaka
  • Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research Agency, 3-27-5 Shinhama, Shiogama, Miyagi, 985-0001, Japan
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 Received: 06 March 2017  Accepted: 20 April 2017  Published: 30 June 2017

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The artificial lighting conditions which promoted growth of the gametophytes and sporophytes of brown alga Undaria pinnatifida were examined. The seaweed was subjected to continuous or intermittent white, blue, or red light. There were notable, but not significant, differences in gametophyte and sporophyte growth between continuous and intermittent (104 Hz) white light conditions. Gametophyte growth was promoted most notably by white, followed by blue light. Sporophyte growth length was promoted most notably under intermittent white light, while body length and blade area were promoted notably under continuous white light. Sporophytes under blue or red light withered considerably. The results showed that white light is more beneficial for growth of both U. pinnatifida gametophytes and sporophytes compared with blue or red light. Male and female gametophyte grew more robustly under white light regardless of whether the pattern was intermittent or continuous light. However, the results further indicated that overall continuous white light promoted growth to a greater degree than did intermittent white light. Finally, white light promoted U. pinnatifida sporophyte growth to a greater degree than blue or red light.

 

Key words: Light wavelength, intermittent light, Undaria pinnatifida, seaweed culture, sporophyte growth.

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APA Takahide, Y., Hisayuki, A., Saori, S., Ryo, I., Akira, M., & Yutaka, O. (2017). Effects of light conditions on the growth of commercial seaweed Undaria pinnatifida. African Journal of Plant Science, 11(6), 190-196.
Chicago Yago Takahide, Arakawa Hisayuki, Shigeto Saori, Ito ryo, Matsumoto Akira and Okumura Yutaka. "Effects of light conditions on the growth of commercial seaweed Undaria pinnatifida." African Journal of Plant Science 11, no. 6 (2017): 190-196.
MLA Yago Takahide, et al. "Effects of light conditions on the growth of commercial seaweed Undaria pinnatifida." African Journal of Plant Science 11.6 (2017): 190-196.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJPS2017.1542
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/F9E6C4564259

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