Applied Algal Biotechnology


Muthu Arumugam, PhD (Editor)
Microbial Processes and Technology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Industrial Estate (PO), Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

S. Kathiresan, PhD (Editor)
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu

S. Nagaraj, PhD (Editor)
Assistant Professor, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Series: Recent Trends in Biotechnology
BISAC: SCI010000

In view of tremendous development in the area of biotechnology, algal biotechnology is a fascinating field that has attracted many researchers in the past two decades. Considering its potential and future applications for human well-being, studies related to basics and applied aspects of commercially important microalgae need to be focused. Keeping this in mind, comprehensive details starting form culture collection to metabolite production in microalgae need to be addressed and hence, our book “Applied Algal Biotechnology” will definitely provide valuable information and exciting results-based techniques that will easily guide young researchers, PhD scholars and also UG and PG students.

In the present research scenario, every plant sciences laboratories has a separate unit for microalgal biotechnology to better understand the basic concepts that make microalgae an alternate model system that can compete with Arabidopsis thaliana. The strategies starting from isolation, identification, medium preparation, culturing condition, metabolite production, novel gene isolation and its expression pattern under the influence of different biotic and abiotic stress condition, genetic transformation in homologous/heterologous host etc., are very much essential for the fruitful execution of research.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Classification of Algae: An Overview
(Nagaraj Subramani)

Chapter 2 Interactions between Algae and Bacteria: Ecology and Evolution
(Karuppasamy Kattusamy and Nagaraj Subramani)

Chapter 3 Collection, Isolation, and Purification of Microalgae
and Cyanobacteria
(Sreekala Kannikulathel Gopidas and Nagaraj Subramani)

Chapter 4 Photosynthesis in Algae
(Gour Gopal Satpati and Ruma Pal)

Chapter 5 Secondary Metabolites of Microalgae
(C. K. Madhubalaji, P. Ajana, V. S. Chauhan and R. Sarada)

Chapter 6 Lipids Biosynthesis in Microalgae
(Anila Narayanan, K. A. Wafha and Shibin Mohanan)

Chapter 7 Strategies for Lipid Enhancement in Microalgae
(B. Vanavil, B. S. Sujitha and Muthu Arumugam)

Chapter 8 Genetic Transformation and Metabolic Engineering in Algae 163
(Shanmugam Kathiresan and M. Ram Kumar)

Chapter 9 Scale Up Methods Microalgae Cultures
(Andreas Isdepsky)

Chapter 10 Harvesting of Microalgae and Downstream Processing
(Raghu K. Moorthy and Muthu Arumugam)

Chapter 11 Commercial Applications of Algae in the Field of Biotechnology
(Jyothi Kaparapu and Mohan Narasimha Rao Geddada)

Chapter 12 Nutraceuticals and Therapeutic Applications of Algae
(Aswathy Udayan, B. Jeyakumar, Shanmugam Kathiresan
and Muthu Arumugam)

Chapter 13 Microalgae and Cyanobacteria:
Role and Applications in Agriculture
(Geetha Thanuja Kalyanasundaram, Anupriya Ramasamy,
Suchitra Rakesh and Subburamu Karthikeyan)

Chapter 14 Biofuels and Hydrocarbons from Algae
(Elamathi Vimali, Mohan Kumar Verma,
Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar and Perumal Varalakshmi)

Chapter 15 Biofilm of Cyanobacteria: Environmental Applications
(Shailen Bhakat, Sikha Mandal and Jnanendra Rath)

Chapter 16 Algae: CO2 Sequestration and Biorefinery
(Jibu Thomas and Pandian Sureshkumar)

Chapter 17 Phycoremediation of Wastewater
(P. Dutta, S. Bhakta and A. K. Bastia)

Chapter 18 Cyanobacteria Mediated Remediation of Estrone:
An Emerging Pollutant Present in Aquatic Bodies
(Neha Sami and Tasneem Fatma)

Chapter 19 Microalgal Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles:
Current Status and Future Prospects
(Nida Asif, Md Nafe Aziz and Tasneem Fatma)

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