Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Gelidiella Trade name: gelidiella Symbol: GE
AuthorityFeldmann & G. Hamel Type species: Gelidiella acerosa (Forsskål) Feldmann & G. Hamel 
Commercial species: acerosa (ACE), tenuissima (TES)
Common names: n/a
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gelidiales, Family Gelidiaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  28 names - 23 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Wild harvest with some cultivation - slow grower - important source of agar for agarose and bacteriological application.
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Gelidiella production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Bangladesh n/a n/a
India 232 n/a
Malaysia n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a
Vietnam n/a n/a


200 n/a
Approximate annual production figures from recent years are as above.
Biology & Agronomy
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We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Gelidiella GE ACE acerosa FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidiella GE TES tenuissima FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB

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Gelidiella is most strongly associated with the Biopolymer,   Seaweed,   Seavegetables and Wellbeing communities.
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