New Developments in Blue Biotechnology and Environmental Pollution Assessment


Ahmed El Nemr (Editor)
Director of National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Kayet Bey, El-Anfoushy, Alexandria, Egypt

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI013080

New Developments in Blue Biotechnology and Environmental Pollution Assessment is a compilation of current research, developments and applications into the many aspects of marine biotechnology. This book includes novel and innovative works that contribute to the achievements of blue biotechnology research, which focus on the world’s oceans as the next frontier for intensive biological investigation, resource development and management, and derivative industrial applications. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )




Table of Contents


Section 1: Natural Products

The Medicinal Potential of Promising Marine Organisms: A Review
(M. Azizur Rahman)

Isolation of Holothurin B from Sea Cucumber Holothuria arenicola Collected from Alexandria Coast, Egypt
(Ahmed El Nemr, Fatma A. Abdel Razek, Amany El-Sikaily, Soliman H. Abd El-Rahman, Ragia M. Moussa, and Somaya M. Taha)

Cloning of PII –Like Gene and Purification of PII Protein from Nitrogen–Fixing Paenibacillus Polymyxa
(N.A. Ibrahiem, H.A. Ahmed, K.Z. El-Baghdady, H.M. Gebreel, and D.E. Elhadedy)

Prediction of Interaction of Gymnemagenol and Dasyscyphin C with Cancer Drug Target Proteins by in Silico Molecular Docking Studies
(V. GopieshKhanna and K. Kannabiran)

Preliminary Studies on Biopolymer, Phytochemicals and Antimicrobials Extracted from Selected Marine Microalgae
(D. DevinaMerin and S. Prakash)

Section 2: Antimicrobial activity

Antimicrobial and Hemolytic Potential of Alkalophilic Streptomyces VITSVK5 Spp
(Kumar Saurav and K. Kannabiran)

Differential Expression of Antimicrobial Peptides in Penaeusmonodon in Response to the Administration of Marine Yeasts/Β Glucans and White Spot Virus Challenge
(Swapna P. Antony, Rosamma Philip, T.P. Sajeevan, Simi P. Joseph, and I.S. Bright Singh)

Antimicrobial Peptides from the Indian White Shrimp, Fenneropenaeus indicus: Isolation and In Vitro Activity Profile
(Swapna P. Antony, V.V. Afsal, and Rosamma Philip)

Antibacterial Activity of Some Red Sea Soft Corals, Egypt
(Hassan A. H. Ibrahim, SaadZakaria Mohamed, Mohammed Abu El-Regal, and Aml Zaki Farhat)

Carotenoid Producing Salinicoccus sp. Ns1: A Moderately Halophilic Bacterium Isolated from Sea Anemone Anthopleura sp.
(Kannan Narmatha, Vijayaragavan Thangaviji, Subramanian Velmurugan, Maria Thason Birdilla Selva Donio, John Selesteen Charles Adlin Jenifer, Mariavincent Michael Babu, and Thavasimuthu Citarasu)

Identification of a Putative Antimicrobial Peptide Sequence, Sunettin from Marine Clam, Sunetta scripta
(Naveen Sathyan, Rosamma Philip, E.R. Chaithanya, P.R. Anil Kumar, Swapna P. Antony, and I.S. Bright Singh)

Section 3: Bio-Nanoparticles

Are Phenol Acids of Mangrove Leaf Extract Responsible for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles?
(Asmathunisha Nabikhan, Abirami Gurumoorthy, and Kathiresan Kandasamy)

Section 4: Enzymes and molecular biology

Effect of Some Environmental Pollutants on Enzymatic and Total Antioxidant Activities in Tilapia Niloticus
(Shadia A. Fathy, F Fatma, Abdel Hamid, Mohamed A. Shreadah, Laila A. Mohamed, and Mohamed G. El-Gazar)

Optimization of the Environmental Conditions for Alkaline Protease Production Using Streptomyces griseus in Submerged Fermentation process
(Eman W. El-Gammal, D.E. El-Hadedy, Moataza M. Saad, and S.A. Moharib)

Molecular Barcoding and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ornamental
Three Spot Gourami, Trichogaster trichopterus
(Ann Rose Bright, Swapna P. Antony, Naveen Sathyan,T.J. James, and Rosamma Philip)

Section 5: Fish Production

Biological Notes on the Small Penaeid Shrimp Trachysalambria palastinensis (Steinitz, 1932) of Egyptian Alexandria Coast
(Fatma A. Abdel Razek and Somaya M. Taha)

Growth Rate of the Top Shell Tectusdentatus (Forskål, 1775) under Laboratory Conditions. Two Effects of Food Items
(Mohamed H. Yassien, Mostafa A. M. Mahmoud, FatmaA. Abdel-Razek, Saad Z. Mohamed, and Ali A.F.A. Gab-Alla)

Quality and Economic Evaluation of Some Value Added Products Manufactured from Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758)
(S.M. Ibrahim, S.M. Mohamed, and M.Kh. Ahmed)

Section 6: Assessment of Pollution by Heavy Metals

Metal Pollution in Surface Sediments along Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
(Ahmed El Nemr, Azza Khaled, and Amany El Sikaily)

Assessment of the Levels of Manganese, Cobalt, Copper and Iron along the Coastal Belt of Ghana
(D.K. Essumang, E.A. Obodai, C.K. Adokoh, Y. Serfor-Armah, B.J.B. Nyarko, A. Asabere-Ameyaw, and L.K. Boamponsen)

Heavy Metal Contamination in the Seaweeds of Abu-Qir Bay, Egypt
(Ahmed El Nemr, Azza Khaled, and Amany El Sikaily)

Mercury and Silver Levels in Mussels (PernaPerna), Red-Mouthed Rockshell (StramonitaHaemastoma), Sediments and Water Samples along the Sakumono Lagoon of Ghana
(D.K. Essumang and M. Dorleku)

Effect of Grilling Process on Heavy Metals Concentrations in Some Fish Muscles, Lake Qarun, Egypt
(S.M. Ibrahim, S.A. El-Sherif, and M. Abo-Taleb)

Section 7: Assessment of Pollution by Organochlorine Compounds

PCBs and Pesticides in the Soft Tissue of Bivalves along the Coast of North Egypt
(Ahmed El Nemr, Abeer A. Moneer, Amany El-Sikaily, and Azza Khaled)

Risk Assessment of Organochlorine Pesticides and PCBs in Sediment of Lake Bardawell, Egypt
(Ahmed El Nemr, Fadia A. Mohamed, Amany El Sikaily, Azza Khaled and Safaa Ragab)

Section 8: Assessment of Pollution by Hydrocarbon Compounds

Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Marine Yeasts Candida Tropicalis SD 302 and PichiaGuilliermondii SD 337
(Sreedevi N. Kutty, Rosamma Philip, and R. Damodaran)

Distribution Patterns and Risk Assessment of Hydrocarbons in Bivalves from Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
(Ahmed El Nemr, Amany El-Sikaily, Azza Khaled, and Safaa Ragab)

Assessment of N-Alkane and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Contaminated in the Surface Sediments of the Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
(Ahmed El Nemr and Ghada F. El-Said)

Section 9: Waste Treatment and Energy Resources

Research and Technological Development on Bio-Wastes
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer)

Biomass Energy Resources Utilisation and Waste Management
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer)

Efficiency of Different Treatment Methods for Removing DDTs Concentrations from Damietta Drinking Water Treatment Plant, Egypt
(Mohammed A. Waly, Tarek O. Said, and Medhat F. Elhadidi)

Comparative Study of Heavy Metal Removal by Hyphaene thebaica
(Nevine K. Amin and Ola Abdelwahab)

Section 10: Environmental Impact

Mitigation of the Impact for New Pipelines Construction, Western
Egyptian Coast, Mediterranean Sea
(Amr Z. Hamouda and Morad Bacily)

Applications of Biogas: State of the Art and Future Prospective
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer)


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