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Handbook of Marine Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances

  • Focuses on a comprehensive approach from an organism point of view
  • Contains full coverage of all aspects of microalgae from biology through biotechnological and biomedical applications
  • Includes biological properties of commercial algal species
  • Provides microalgae screening and identification methods, culturing methods and new aspects of processing

By: Se-Kwon Kim(Editor)

585 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Jul 2015 | #225481 | ISBN-13: 9780128007761
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Handbook of Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances offers complete coverage of marine microalgae, including biology, production techniques, biotechnological applications, economic perspectives of applications, and environmental effects of marine microalgae blooms. With contributions from world experts, Handbook of Microalgae: Biotechnology Advances focuses on microalgae from an organism perspective to offer a complete picture from evolution to biofuel,

"Every chapter includes a wealth of valuable citations, and the book serves as an authoritative reference that will be of use to anyone working with microalgae."
Aquaculture Magazine


1. Microalgae Biotechnology: Present trends and Future advances
2. Introduction to microalgae: diversity and significance
3. Microalgae Classification: Major Classes and genera of commercial microalgal species
4. Microalgae isolation and basic culturing techniques
5. Mass production of Microalgae
6. Microalgal Biotechnology: The Way Forward
7. Stability of Valuable Components: during Wet and Dry Storage
8. Application of Microalgae Protein to Aquafeed
9. From the Ancient Tribes to Modern Societies, Microalgae Evolution from a Simple Food to an Alternative Fuel Source
10. Biofuel production from microalgae
11. Biohydrogen production from microalgae, Uniting Energy, Life, and Green Future
12. Bioethanol production from microalgae
13. Medicinal effects of microalgae-derived fatty acids
14. Innovative microalgae pigments as functional ingredients in nutrition
15. Application of diatom biosilica in drug delivery
16. Microalgal nutraceuticals
17. Microalgae as a novel source of antioxidants for nutritional applications
18. Production of biopharmaceuticals in microalgae
19. Nutritional and Pharmaceutical Properties of Microalgal Spirulina
20. Applications of microalgae-derived active ingredients as cosmeceuticals
21. Supercritical fluid extraction of microalgae (Chlorella vulagaris) biomass
22. Exploiting the molecular genetics of microalgae: From Strain Development Pipelines to the Uncharted Waters of mass Production
23. Microalgal systems biology through genome-scale metabolic reconstructions for industrial applications
24. Genetic engineering of marine microalgae to optimize bioenergy production
25. Genetic optimization of microalgae for bio-hydrogen production
26. Genetic engineering of microalgae for production of value added ingredients
27. Genetic engineering of microalgae for production of therapeutic proteins
28. An Expressed Sequence Tag Database Analysis of Fatty Acid Genes in Stichococcus bacillaris Strain Siva2011
29. Microalgae-Based wastewater treatment
30. Bioremediation of Heavy Metals by Microalgae
31. Bioremediation with Microalgae: Toward Sustainable Production of Biofuels
32. Phycoremediation-coupled Biomethanation
33. N2-fixing Cyanobacteria: Ecology and Biotechnological Applications
34. An Overview of harmful algal blooms on marine organisms
35. Microalgae-derived toxic compounds
36. Toxicity bioassays on benthic microalgae
37. Ciguatoxin: Tropical Reef Fish Poisoning
38. Dunaliella Identification Using DNA Fingerprinting Intron-Sizing Method and Species Specific Oligonucleotides: New Insights on Dunaliella Molecular Identification

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Professor Se-Kwon Kim, PhD, currently serves as a senior professor in the Department of Chemistry and the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center (MBPRC) at Pukyong National University in the Republic of Korea. He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD from the Pukyong National University and joined as a faculty member. He has previously served as a scientist in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (1988-1989), and was a visiting scientist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (1999-2000). Professor Se-Kwon Kim was the first president of the Korean Society of Chitin and Chitosan (1986-1990) and the Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology (2006-2007). He was also the chairman for the 7th Asia-Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, which was held in South Korea in 2006. He is one of the board members of the International Society of Marine Biotechnology and the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. Moreover, he was the editor in chief of the Korean Journal of Life Sciences (1995-1997), the Korean Journal of Fisheries Science and Technology (2006-2007), and the Korean Journal of Marine Bioscience and Biotechnology (2006-present). His research has been credited with the best paper award from the American Oil Chemist's Society (AOCS) and the Korean Society of Fisheries Science and Technology in 2002. Professor Se-Kwon Kim's major research interests are investigation and development of bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their application in oriental medicine, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals via marine bioprocessing and mass- production technologies. He has also conducted research on the development of bioactive materials from marine organisms for applications in oriental medicine, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. To date, he has authored over 600 research papers and holds 152 patents. In addition, he has written or edited more than 60 books.

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