Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis

A. A R Razak, Zaidi Che Cob, J. Zainoddin, A. M. Majid, T. Toda, B. H R Othman

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The experiment was conducted to evaluate the potential of three species of seaweed namely Ulva sp., Gracilaria sp. and Kappaphycus sp. as a biofilter in the culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Instantenous growth rate (μ) of rotifer was used as indicator for the efficiency of these seaweeds as biofilter. The result showed that the utilization of Ulva sp. (p<0.01), Gracilaria sp. (p<0.05) and Kappaphycus sp. (p<0.05), at 7 g in 10 L seawater, produced a significant effect as compared with the control. The results also showed when the highest μ values were obtained, addition of the seaweed into the culture will reduce the effectiveness of the biofilter. The results obtained in this study indicated that Ulva sp. can be used as a biofilter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-898
Number of pages8
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume44
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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biofilters
Rotifera
macroalgae
Ulva
Kappaphycus
Gracilaria
seaweed culture
seawater

Keywords

  • Biofilter
  • Brachionus plicatilis
  • Culture
  • Growth rate
  • Seaweed

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Razak, A. A. R., Che Cob, Z., Zainoddin, J., Majid, A. M., Toda, T., & Othman, B. H. R. (2015). Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Sains Malaysiana, 44(6), 891-898.

Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. / Razak, A. A R; Che Cob, Zaidi; Zainoddin, J.; Majid, A. M.; Toda, T.; Othman, B. H R.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 44, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 891-898.

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Razak, AAR, Che Cob, Z, Zainoddin, J, Majid, AM, Toda, T & Othman, BHR 2015, 'Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis', Sains Malaysiana, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 891-898.
Razak AAR, Che Cob Z, Zainoddin J, Majid AM, Toda T, Othman BHR. Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Sains Malaysiana. 2015 Jun 1;44(6):891-898.
Razak, A. A R ; Che Cob, Zaidi ; Zainoddin, J. ; Majid, A. M. ; Toda, T. ; Othman, B. H R. / Effect of seaweeds as biofilters for mass culture of rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 6. pp. 891-898.
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