Algae: Ecology, Economic Uses and Environmental Impact


Dagmar Krueger (Editor)
Helga Meyer (Editor)

Series: Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI039000

This book presents current research in the study of the ecology, economic uses and environmental impacts of algae. Topics include ultraviolet irradiation to control algal proliferation in the environment; alga Trachydiscus minutus as a new source of polyunsaturated fatty acids; systematics and taxonomic keys for the marine green algal family monostromataceae; the ecophysiology of soil algae; and an evaluation of the total phenolic content and antioxidant activities of crude extracts from red alga, Corallina elongata. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – UV Irradiation as an Alternative to Chemical Treatments: A New Approach against Algal Biofilms Proliferation Contaminating Building Facades, Historical Monuments and Touristic Subterranean Environments (pp. 1-28)
Authors / Editors: (Fabien Borderie, Laurence Alaoui-Sehmer, Faisl Bousta, Geneviève Orial, Dominique Rieffel, Hervé Richard, Badr Alaoui-Sosse, Laboratoire Chrono-Environnement (LCE), Université de Franche-Comté, Place Leclerc, Besançon, France, and others)

Chapter 2 – Enhancement and Restoration of Growth of Durum Wheat (Triticum durum, var. waha) on Saline Soil by Using Azospirillum brasilense NH and Marine Alga Ulva lactuca (pp. 29-52)
Authors / Editors: (Elhafid Nabti, Mohamed Sahnoune, Mostefa Ghoul, Doreen Fisher, Mike Rothballer, Michael Schmid, Anton Hartmann, University of Bejaïa, Laboratory of Applied Microbilogy, Targa Ouzemmour, Bejaïa, Algeria, and others)

Chapter 3 – Production and Properties of Algae Oil Biofuel and Environmental Benefits (pp. 53-76)
Authors / Editors: (Mohamed Y.E. Selim, Yousef Haik, Mech. Eng. Dept., Faculty of Engineering, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE)

Chapter 4 – Trachydiscus Minutus: A New Algal EPA Producer (pp. 77-104)
Authors / Editors: (Jaromír Lukavský, Acad. Sci. Czech Rep., Inst. Botany, Dep. Plant Physiology, Centre for Bioindication and Revitalisation, Dukelská, Třeboň, Czech Republic)
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Chapter 5 – Systematics and Taxonomic Keys for the Marine Green Algal Family Monostromataceae (pp. 105-120)
Authors / Editors: (Felix Bast, Centre for Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India)

Chapter 6 – Soil Algae: Ecophysiological Features, Environmental Impact and Biotechnological Potential (121-134)
Authors / Editors: (Werner Reisser, University of Leipzig, Institute of Biology, Johannisallee, Leipzig, Germany)

Chapter 7 – Phenolic Profile of Crude Extracts Derived from a Red Alga, Corallina elongata Ellis & Solander (pp. 135-144)
Authors / Editors: (Milagros Rico, Aroa López, Miguel Suárez de Tangil, Argimiro Rivero, Departamento de Química, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Unidad Asociada al CSIC, Campus de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)
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