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Recent gorgonid resources of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, India

By Molly Varghese, Rani Mary George and C Kasinathan

Abstract

The colourful seafans have been objects of attraction\ud to man and because of aesthetic reasons theseanimals have been collected all over the world. The\ud discovery of prostaglandins in gorgonids and theiruse in drug manufacturing industry have led to the\ud detailed study on this resource in Gulf of Mannar by\ud CMFRI during 1980-'87. Subsequently, several\ud samples collected during FORV Sagar Sampada\ud cruises were also studied

Topics: Invertebrata, Marine Biodiversity
Publisher: CMFRI Kochi
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.cmfri.org.in:2740

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