3rd Edition

Algae Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology

By Laura Barsanti, Paolo Gualtieri Copyright 2023
    456 Pages 62 Color & 167 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    456 Pages 62 Color & 167 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A single-source reference on the biology of algae, the third edition of Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology examines the most important taxa and structures for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial forms of algae. Its comprehensive coverage goes from algae's historical role through its taxonomy and ecology to its natural product possibilities.

    In this update, the authors have gathered a significant amount of new material, including:

    • more information on macroalgae
    • detailed description of biotic associations
    • updated description of biomass cultivation systems
    • coverage of different "omic" approaches and tools used in algal investigation
    • an expanded and updated algae utilization chapter

    The book's unifying theme is the important role of algae in the earth's self-regulating life support system and its function within restorative models of planetary health. It also discusses algae's biotechnological applications, including potential nutritional and pharmaceutical products.

    Written for students as well as researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of phycology and applied phycology, this new full-color edition is both illuminating and inspiring.

    Chapter 1. General Overview

    Chapter 2. Biogeochemical role of Algae

    Chapter 3. Anatomy

    Chapter 4. Photosynthesis

    Chapter 5. Culturing

    Chapter 6. Utilization

    Chapter 7. Working with light



    Dr. Laura Barsanti graduated in Natural Sciences from University of Pisa (Italy) and though she dreamed of sailing the seas to study whales and dolphins, she ended up chasing microalgae on a microscope slide. She realized she liked it, and she kept doing it for more than 40 years before at the Centro Studi Microrgansmi Autotrofi in Florence, then at the Biophysics Institute in Pisa, where she still does it today. She authored 3 books and edited 3 more; she published about 200 papers and patents.

    Dr. Paolo Gualtieri graduated in Biology and Computer Science from University of Pisa (Italy) and then took his PhD in Biophysics at the same University. He has been visiting professor with many different research institutes around the world (Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry of Gottingen, Max Plank Institute for Biochemistry of Martinsried, CNRS Marine Station of Villefranche sur Mer, NIH Bethesda, University of Marburg, University of Regensburg, Computer Science Center of the University of Maryland, University of Tenneesse, and Purdue University). At present he is senior scientist at the Biophysics Institute of the National Council of Research (CNR) in Pisa (Italy) and Adjunct Professor of University of Maryland, University College (College Park, Ma, USA). He gave over 30 keynote international lectures, authored 3 books and edited 3 more; he published and about 200 papers and patents, as well as serving on many international boards. Paolo used to be a tennis teacher, now he just plays; he has a Conservatory of Music diploma in piano and another one in trumpet, and he does enjoy playing both.