Seaweeds: Agricultural Uses, Biological and Antioxidant Agents


Vitor Hugo Pomin (Editor)
Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Series: Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

This book aims to report possible applications of seaweed in agriculture as well as the composing ingredients of nutritional value and therapeutic properties against oxidative stress. The information set provided in this book comes from very recent scientific results obtained by research groups of several countries.

This information set is useful not solely for the academic community (undergraduate or graduate students, staff and faculty personnel), but also to those individuals involved somewhat with the agricultural, commercial and medical business of seaweed. The contributing authors are renowned scientific leaders in the field. This feature, combined with the new type of information provided in this book contributes significantly to the high-quality of this publication. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Role of Algae in Agriculture
Christos Chatzissavvidis and Ioannis Therios (Laboratory of Pomology, Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, and Laboratory of Pomology, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Chapter 2. An Illustrated Review on Cultivation and Life History of Agronomically Important Seaplants
Felix Bast (Centre for Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India)

Chapter 3. Seaweed Uses: Human Health and Agriculture
Maha Ahmed Mohamed Abdallah (National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Marine Pollution Lab, Alexandria, Egypt)

Chapter 4. Scientific Evidences of the Health-Promoting Effect of Seaweed Intake in Humans
Antonio Jiménez-Escrig (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds in Seaweeds: A Review
Julia López-Hernández and Ana Rodríguez-Bernaldo de Quirós (Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus Vida, A Coruña, Spain)

Chapter 6. Population Studies and Carrageenan Properties in Eight Gigartinales (Rhodophyta) from Iberian Peninsula
Leonel Pereira, Filipa Meireles and Rui Gaspar (IMAR-CMA (Institute of Marine Research), Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 7. d-Amino Acids and Amino Acid Racemases in Seaweeds
Takehiko Yokoyama and Koji Mikami (School of Fisheries Sciences, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, and Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan)

Chapter 8. Seaweed Polyphenols As Potential Anti-Oxidant Agents
Rashmi Chandrakant Vinayak and Vasanth L. Kallapur (Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka State, India)

Chapter 9. Antioxidant Sulfated Polysaccharides from Seaweed
Mariana Santana Santos Pereira Costa, Gabriel Pereira Fidelis, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha and Leandro Silva Costa (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte – IFRN, and Departamento de Bioquimica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN, Brazil)



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