1st Edition

Microalgal Biotechnology Bioprospecting Microalgae for Functional Metabolites towards Commercial and Sustainable Applications

    340 Pages 8 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    340 Pages 8 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Microalgae are a valuable resource of carbon materials that may be used in biofuels, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and health supplements. There are, however, many challenges in the microalgae production process, such as mass cultivation, strain improvement, biomass disruption, and reprocessing of nutrients and water that have been encumbering the microalgal industry. Microalgal biotechnology has the capability to introduce remarkable breakthroughs and innovations. This volume highlights current advancements in the field of microalgal biotechnology.

    The key features of the book:
    • Presents the role of microalgae in various industries, including food, agriculture,
    aquaculture, biofuel, and metabolites
    • Shows the historical and prospective uses of microalgae elements for economic and
    ecological benefits
    • Explains the integrated technologies for massive production of microalgae-derived
    • Includes industrial case studies that illustrate sustainable production of microalgae
    • Discusses current developments and advances in microalgae bioprocessing

    1. Applied Studies on Desmids and Other Conjugating Algae (Zygnematophyceae, streptophyta)

    Marija Stamenkovic and Pavle Pavlovic

    2. Diatoms: Commercial Applications and Prospective Trends

    Manjita Mishra and Shanthy Sundaram

    3. Microalgae as a Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds and Functional Ingredients

    Md. Akhlaqur Rahman, Rupali Kaur, and Shanthy Sundaram

    4. Microalgae: A Valuable Source of Natural Colorants for Commercial Applications

    Chidambaram Kulandaisamy Venil, Matheswaran Yaamini, and Laurent Dufosse

    5. Functional Metabolites from Microalgae for Multiple Commercial Streams

    Amritpreet Kaur, Suchitra Gaur, and Alok Adholeya

    6. Role of Microalgae in Agriculture

    Rayanee Chaudhuri and Paramasivan Balasubramanian

    7. Potential Application of Microalgae in Aquaculture

    Pankaj Kumar Singh and Archana Tiwari

    8. Microalgal Food Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications

    Aneela Nawaz, Usman Ali Chaudhry, Malik Badshah, and Samiullah Khan

    9. Biofuel Production from Microalgae: Current Trends and Future Perspectives

    Pavithra Suresh, Aavany Balasubramanian, and Jyothish Jayakumar

    10. Recent Developments in Biodiesel Production from Heterotrophic Microalgae: Insights and Future Prospects

    Gouri Raut, Mahesh Khot, and Srijay Kamat


    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India. She has edited/coedited several books in her research areas, which include environmental toxicology, environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, and environmental nanotechnology. She is the recipient of a Tamil Nadu Government Scholarship and a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of the University Grants Commission, Government of India, for her doctoral studies. She served as a Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, South India.

    Svetlana Codreanu, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, as well as co-founder of the Moldovan Society for Microbiology and is a Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) delegate. Her scientific research focuses on applied phycology and biotechnology. She is an evaluator of scientific projects and research infrastructures and is a reviewer for scientific journals and abstracts for conferences. She is author/co-author of over 100 scientific publications and 17 patents.

    Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Professor at Karnatak University in South India. He has authored/edited over 30 books and has visited many countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for academic research, scientific meetings, and collaboration. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Madeira, Portugal; University of Delhi, India; and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of a Best Young Scientist Award with a Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India, and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India.Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India.