Cyanobacteria: Ecological Importance, Biotechnological Uses and Risk Management


Douglas Davison (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI006000

Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous photoautotrophic prokaryotes commonly found in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Some can even thrive under immense oxidative stress in extreme environments, such as hot/cold deserts and hot springs. Formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cyanobacteria not only occurs in the respiratory metabolism, but are also involved in the receptor–side of the electron transport chain during photosynthesis. This book discusses the ecological importance of cyanobacteria. It also discusses some biotechnological uses and risk management. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Reactive Oxygen Species in Cyanobacteria (pp. 1-40)
Paul Hsieh and Jens Z. Pedersen (Laboratory of Biology of Algae, Department of Biology, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ Via della Ricerca Scientifica, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2 – The Involvement of Cyanobacteria in Petroleum Hydrocarbons Degradation: Fundamentals, Applications and Perspectives (pp. 41-60)
Ioan I. Ardelean (Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biology Bucharest, Romanian Academy)

Chapter 3 vMathematical Models for Predicting the Cyanotoxins Presence in Several reservoirs in the Cantabrian Basin (Northern Spain) (pp. 61-78)
P. J. García Nieto, J. R. Alonso Fernández, C. Díaz Muñiz, F. Sánchez Lasheras, and F. J. de Cos Juez (Department of Mathematics, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4 – PCR and Real-Time PCR for Identification and Quantification of Cyanobacteria Toxic Species and Cyanotoxin-Producing Genotypes in Macau Main Storage Reservoir (pp. 79-112)
Inchio Lou, Shuwen Xu, Weiying Zhang, Yijun Kong and Kai Meng Mok (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China, and others)

Chapter 5 – Review: Advances in Microbiological Degradation of Microcystins (pp. 113-124)
Melina Celeste Crettaz-Minaglia, Darío Andrinolo and Leda Giannuzzi (Toxicology Laboratory, Exact Sciences College, National University of La Plata (UNLP), La Plata, Argentina)

Chapter 6 – Multiple Defense Systems in Cyanobacteria in Response to Solar UV Radiation (pp. 125-158)
Rajesh P. Rastogi, Datta Madamwar and Aran Incharoensakdi (BRD School of Biosciences, Vadtal Road, Satellite Campus, Sardar Patel University, Anand, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 7 – A Simple Cyanobacteria Bioreactor Designed for Upgrading Pig Farm Biogas (pp. 159-170)
Yen Lee, Jenn-Hung Hsu, Yu-Ying Chen and Yueh-Yang Tu (Department of Life Science, National Taitung University, and others)

Chapter 8 – Cell-Penetrating Peptide-Mediated Protein Uptake in Cyanobacteria (pp. 171-180)
Betty Revon Liu, Yue-Wern Huang, Robert S. Aronstam and Han-Jung Lee (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, and others)


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