1st Edition

Phycobiotechnology Biodiversity and Biotechnology of Algae and Algal Products for Food, Feed, and Fuel

    476 Pages 10 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    476 Pages 10 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    476 Pages 10 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Named #1 of 15 Best New Biotechnology Books to Read in 2021 by BookAuthority.

    This volume explores and explains the vast uses and benefits of algae as food, feed, and fuel. It covers the most advanced applications of algae in the food and feed industries and for environmental sustainability. With chapters written by experts and which were extensively reviewed by many well-known subject experts and professionals, Phycobiotechnology: Biodiversity and Biotechnology of Algae and Algal Products for Food, Feed, and Fuel provides an abundance of valuable information.

    Algae are a genetically diverse group of organisms with a wide range of physiological and biochemical characteristics that have unique capabilities in the fields of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, industry, and environment. Algae hold the potential to become the planet’s next major source of energy and a vital part of the solution for climate change and dependence on fossil fuels. Many varieties of algae are also known to be an abundant source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can boost the human immune system.

    1. Diversity and Distribution of Common Seaweeds from the West Coast of Maharashtra in India

    Waghmode Ahilya Vitthal

    2. Microalgal Biomarkers for Hydrocarbon Exploration in Peninsular India

    Thimarayan Sangeetha, Sanniyasi Elumalai, and Gopal Rajesh Kanna

    3. Bioactive Compounds from Algae

    M. Jeya Bharathi

    4. Prospecting Microalgae for Biomolecules and Biofuels

    Roshan Kumar, Sanniyasi Elumalai, and Sunil Pabbi

    5. Microalgal Biofuels: Current Status and Opportunities

    Anurag Yadav and Kusum Yadav

    6. Biofuels from Microalgae: Future Bio-Energies for Sustainable Development

    Ramganesh Selvarajan et al.

    7. Potential Health Benefits of Fucoidan: An Update

    Thangaraj Vimala, Thinanoor Venugopal Poonguzhali, and Muthu Sakthivel

    8. Cyanobacteria as a Promising Source of Therapeutic Agents against Various Human Diseases

    Durdana Yasin et al.

    9. Evaluation of Methods of Biomass Recovery and Lipid Extraction for Microalgae

    Mariana Lara Menegazzo, Jane Mary Lafayette Neves Gelinski, and Gustavo Graciano Fonseca

    10. DNA Rearrangements in Cyanobacterial Nitrogen Fixing Genes During Heterocyst Development

    Neha Sami and Tasneem Fatma

    11. Determination of Kinetic Parameters for Biotechnological Applications with Microalgae

    Nathanya Nayla De Oliveira, Mariana Lara Menegazzo, and Gustavo Graciano Fonseca

    12. Biotechnology of Microalgae: A Green Approach towards Exploitation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Ramu Manjula and Manjunath Chavadi

    13. Genetic Engineering as a Tool for Improved Applications of Algae

    Annamalai Jayshree

    14. Algal Pathways and Metabolic Engineering for Enhanced Production of Lipids, Carbohydrates, and Bioactive Compounds

    Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah et al.


    Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India.

    Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Senior Assistant Professor at Karnatak University in South India.

    Sanniyasi Elumalai, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai, India.

    Shivasharana Chandrabanda Thimmappa, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology and Microbiology at Karnatak University, Dharwad, India.