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Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides

1st Edition

Edited by Antonio Trincone

CRC Press

550 pages | 52 Color Illus. | 59 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-04-26
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The bioactivity potential of marine polysaccharides has long been considered an underexploited aspect. These molecules found in seaweed, microalgae, bacteria, and animal fish (shellfish, mollusks, etc.) and the derived oligosaccharides need to be explored thoroughly with an interdisciplinary approach. They are an extraordinary source of chemical diversity, and the literature highlights many applicative fields, including the food industry, cosmetics, biomedicine, agriculture, environmental protection, wastewater management, etc. More recently, a new challenge has emerged: the exploitation of marine biomass as the source of sustainable energy to participate in the future replacement of fossil resources. Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides provides insight into the recent research developments of marine polysaccharides and their current and potential applications.

The first section of the book explores the diversity of marine polysaccharides from various angles, including a description of the chemical complexity and current applications and new perspectives in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and biomaterials offered by recent research. Efficient valorization of the marine polysaccharide biomass requires a rigorous analysis of the polysaccharides structure and their biological properties. The second section of the book concerns the development of extraction techniques and the improvement of the methods aimed at the characterization of their structure and function. Finally, the third and last section of the book articulates the enzymatic technologies from the discovery of novel enzymes to their production pipelines related to the fields of biorefinery, food, pharmaceutics, and other fine chemicals.

  • Presents the latest research in marine oligosaccharides and polysaccharides
  • Written by world-class researchers in marine enzyme technology
  • Discusses the latest developments in extraction methods
  • Presents a detailed overview of enzymatic routes for modification, production, and synthesis of marine oligosaccharides
  • Contains extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study

Table of Contents

General Overview on Marine Polysaccharides and Oligosaccharides. Sources. Extraction Techniques, Structural Determination and Methodologies to Assess Biological Activites. Exzymatic Production: Hydrolysis and Synthesis.

About the Editor

Antonio Trincone is currently a senior researcher in Naples at the Instituto di Chimica Biomolecolare belonging to Consiglio Nazionales delle Ricerche, Italy. He is the author of over 120 scientific publications in a number of international journals. He is the editor of Bioatalysis: Chemistry and Biology (Woodhead) and on the editorial board of Marine Drugs. He is specialty chief editor of marine biotechnology in Frontiers in Marine Science (FMARS).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology