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Marine Macro- and Microalgae

An Overview, 1st Edition

Edited by F. Xavier Malcata, Isabel Sousa Pinto, A. Catarina Guedes

CRC Press

334 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 27 B/W Illus.

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The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities – but many more are expected in coming years. This book covers current knowledge on uses of marine algae to obtain bulk and fine chemicals, coupled with optimization of the underlying production and purification processes. Major gaps and potential opportunities in this field are discussed in a critical manner.

The currrent trends pertaining to marine macro- and microalgae are explained in a simple and understandable writing style. This book covers a wide variety of topics, and as such it will be appropriate as both student text and reference for advances researchers in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Marine Algae: Overview

Ana Isabel Neto and Isabel Sousa Pinto

Importance of Seaweed in the Climate Change—Seaweed Solution

Ik Kyo Chung, Jung Hyun Oak, Jin Ae Lee, Tae-Ho Seo, Jong Gyu Kim and Kwang-Seok Park

Microalgal Metabolism and their Utilisation

Michael A. Borowitzka

Microalgal Biomass Production

Rathinam Raja, Hemaiswarya Shanmugam, Ramanujam Ravikumar, and Isabel S. Carvalho

Advances and Constraints of Seaweed Farming as a Basal Constituent for an Environmentally Sustainable Development of Aquaculture in Chile

Alejandro H. Buschmann, María C. Hernández-González, and Bárbara S. Labbé

Microalgal Downstream Processing: Harvesting, Drying, Extraction, Separation, and Purification

Xavier C. Fretté

Marine Algae Bioactivities

Catarina Vizetto-Duarte Carolina Bruno de Sousa, Maria Rodrigues, Luísa Custódio, Luísa Barreira and João Varela

Macroalgal phycocolloids

Leonel Pereira

Microalgae for Feed

Vítor Verdelho, João Navalho, and Ana P. Carvalho

Potential Use of Extracts of Seaweed Against Plant Pathogens

Jattinder Singh Sangha, Robin E. Ross, Sowmyalakshmi Subramanian, Alan T. Critchley and Balakrishnan Prithiviraj

The Cosmeceutical Properties of Compounds Derived from Marine Algae

Snezana Agatonovic-Kustrin and David W. Morton

Dinoflagellates and Toxin Production

Joana Assunção and F. Xavier Malcata

Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture: An Overview

Isabel C. Azevedo, Tania R. Pereira, Sara Barrento and Isabel Sousa Pinto

Alternative Green Biofuel from Microalgae: A Promising Renewable Resource

Katkam N. Gangadhar, João Varela and F. Xavier Malcata

Genetic Engineering Approaches for the Exploitation of Marine Algae as Potential Sources of Organic and Inorganic Biofuels

Maria da Glória Esquível, Julia Marín-Navarro, Teresa S. Pinto, and Joaquín Moreno

Present and Future Economic and Environmental Impacts of Microalgal Technology

Miguel Olaizola, Rob C. Brown, and Elizabeth D. Orchard

About the Editors

F. Xavier Malcata has a PhD in Chemical Engineering, with Minor in Food Science, Biochemistry and Statistics, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA. Full Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. Principal Investigator at LEPABE – Laboratory of Process Engineering, Biotechnology and Energy – responsible for research line PHOTOBEAM: PHOTO-Bioprocess Engineering with Aquatic Microorganisms. Main research interests focused on marine bioengineering – toward synthesis and extraction of added-value functional metabolites (with pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food applications), via novel designs of photobioreactors and sensors for microalga-mediated processes. Author of 400+ scientific papers in top-ranking scientific journals, with 12,000+ cites by the peers.

Isabel Sousa Pinto has a PhD in Marine Biology (phycology) on ecophysiology and cultivation of seaweeds, from the UC Santa Barbara USA. Associate Professor, University of Porto and Director of Coastal Biodiversity Laboratory at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR-UP). Her main research has been on biodiversity and ecology of rocky shore and reefs and particularly on the seaweed flora as well as on algal ecophysiology, cultivation and use. She is also working on the science-policy- society interfaces and on promoting ocean literacy.

A. Catarina Guedes has a PhD in Biotechnology – specialty Microbiology (2010) from the Portuguese Catholic University. Researcher in Algal Biotechnology at CIIMAR/UP - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, since 2011. Main research interests focused on algal biotechnology – namely production, extraction and characterization of added-value functional metabolites from micro- and macroalgae, with pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food/feed applications. Author of more than 20 research papers in scientific journals, co-authored 14 book chapters in internationally published books and c. 30 communications in scientific meetings.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General