1. Mazzaella japonica is a carrageenan-rich species of seaweed found on beaches on the east coast of Vancouver Island.
2. It can be used in many products including processed foods (ice cream), cosmetics (toothpaste) and pharmaceuticals. 3. It is native to the Asian Pacific and was inadvertently introduced to BC waters some time ago.
Jun Yu, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Submitted to 1000 Plant (1KP) Transcriptomes.