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SEA6 Energy Project

Induction of Reproduction in KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZII by Environmental Manipulation

Funding Agency: Sea6 Energy Private Limited

Project Leader: Michael Y. Roleda, Dr.rer.nat.

Project Duration: January 05, 2023 to January 15, 2024


The general objective of the project is to induce reproduction in commercially cultivated haplotypes of Kappahycus alvarezii. The specific goals are:

  • To establish the ploidy and life stage (tetrasporophyte or gametophyte) of commercially cultivated K. alvarezii and K. striatus germplasm maintained at the UP-Marine Science Institute seaweed culture laboratory and gene bank.

  • To induce sexual and asexual reproduction using light, temperature, and nutrient manipulations.


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