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Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals

Volume I: Food, Health and Nutraceutical Applications

Edited by: Gokare A. Ravishankar , Ranga Rao Ambati

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367149796
eBook ISBN: 9780429054242
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429054242
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Book description

Key features:

  • The most comprehensive resource available on the biodiversity of algal species, their industrial production processes and their use for human consumption in food, health and varied applications.
  • Emphasis on basic and applied research, addressing aspects of scale-up for commercial exploitation for the development of novel phytochemicals (phytochemicals from algae).
  • Addresses the underexplored and underutilized potential of chemicals from marine sources for health benefits.
  • Each chapter, written by expert contributors from around the world, includes Summary Points, Figures and Tables, as well as up-to-date references.
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    The first book in this two-volume set explores the diversity of algal constituents for health and disease applications. The commercial value of chemicals of value to food and health is about $6 billion annually, of which 30 percent relates to micro and macro algal metabolites and products for health food applications. This comprenhensive volume looks in detail at algal genomics and metabolomics as well as mass production of microalgae. As a whole, the two-volume set covers all micro and macro algal forms and their traditional uses; their constituents which are of value for food, feed, specialty chemicals, bioactive compounds for novel applications, and bioenergy molecules. Bio-business and the market share of algae-based products are also dealt with, providing global perspectives.

    Table of contents

    Prelims Download PDF
    Chapter  1:  Algal Polysaccharides Download PDF
    Chapter  2:  Macroalgal Fucoidan for Biomedical Applications Download PDF
    Chapter  3:  Bioprocess Parameters of Production of Cyanobacterial Exopolysaccharide Download PDF
    Chapter  4:  Production, Extraction and Characterization of Alginates from Seaweeds Download PDF
    Chapter  5:  Champion Microalgal Forms for Food and Health Applications Download PDF
    Chapter  6:  Seaweed Antimicrobials Download PDF
    Chapter  7:  Marine-Algal Bioactive Compounds Download PDF
    Chapter  8:  Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Microalgae Download PDF
    Chapter  9:  Biogeneration of Volatile Organic Compounds in Microalgae-Based Systems Download PDF
    Chapter  10:  Antidiabetic Properties of Brown Seaweeds (Sargassum polycystum C.Ag) Download PDF
    Chapter  11:  Biologically Active Vitamin B from Edible Seaweeds Download PDF
    Chapter  12:  Potentials and Challenges in the Production of Microalgal Pigments with Reference to Carotenoids, Chlorophylls, and Phycobiliproteins Download PDF
    Chapter  13:  Potential Health and Nutraceutical Applications of Astaxanthin and Astaxanthin Esters from Microalgae Download PDF
    Chapter  14:  Plates Download PDF
    Chapter  15:  Dunaliella salina Download PDF
    Chapter  16:  Exploring the Potential of Using Micro- and Macroalgae in Cosmetics Download PDF
    Chapter  17:  Microalgae for Human Nutrition Download PDF
    Chapter  18:  Nutraceutical Aspects of Microalgae Download PDF
    Chapter  19:  Microalgae and Cyanobacteria as a Potential Source of Anticancer Compounds Download PDF
    Chapter  20:  Macroalgae and Microalgae Download PDF
    Chapter  21:  Angiogenic Actions of Anionic Polysaccharides from Seaweed Download PDF
    Chapter  22:  Platform Molecules from Algae by Using Supercritical CO and Subcritical Water Extraction Download PDF
    Chapter  23:  Biological Activities and Safety Aspects of Fucoxanthin Download PDF
    Chapter  24:  Functional Omics and Big Data Analysis in Microalgae Download PDF
    Chapter  25:  Bioactive Metabolites Download PDF
    Chapter  26:  Leveraging Genome Sequencing Strategies for Basic and Applied Algal Research, Exemplified by Case Studies Download PDF
    Index Download PDF
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