The site is based on the book "Useful Marine Plants of the Asia-Pacific Region Countries" written by E.A. Titlyanov, T.V. Titlyanova, O.S. Belous. The book is summarizing of world literature on the use and cultivation of marine plants in over the world and especially in countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) on the one hand and it is a result of own investigations conducted by the authors during more than twenty years on the other hand.
The chapter “Use of marine plants” gives an idea of the extent of the collection, use and cultivation of algae in the world and, in particular detail, in countries of the APR. In the chapter “Marine macrophytes in countries of the APR (guide)” 282 mass species of seaweed growing and used in the Asia-Pacific Region are described. Color photographs of algae in habitat, in aquarium and under microscope for the most part were made by the authors in the process of scientific work in the Far East of Russia (the Sea of Japan), in Vietnam (the South China Sea), in Japan, Okinawa (the East China Sea), in China (the Yellow Sea) and in Korea (the East China Sea). In the chapter “References”, all publications used by the author in the time of writing the book and identifying taxonomic status of algae are given. In indices, the list (in Latin) of all algal species mentioned in the book and pages, where you can find the mentions are presented.
When describing algal species (without reference), modern names of taxons are given according to Algaebase (http://algaebase.org 2015 searched in november 2015). In cases, when literature data are quoted (e.g. in text, Table), taxon name is given according to the literature data, if the name was changed by the time of writing the book, we give new one according to Algaebase and in addition this quoted name we give in square brackets.
In the chapter “References”, all publications used by the author in the time of writing the book and identifying taxonomic status of algae are given.