Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Biological Activities and Application of Marine Polysaccharides

Edited by Emad A. Shalaby, ISBN 978-953-51-2860-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2859-5, 326 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 11, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62752
Edited Volume

Marine organisms have been under research for the last decades as a source for different active compounds with various biological activities and application in agriculture, pharmacy, medicine, environment, and industries. Marine polysaccharides from these active compounds are used as antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammation, bioremediations, etc. During the last three decades, several important factors that control the production of phytoplankton polysaccharides have been identified such as chemical concentrations, temperature, light, etc. The current book includes 14 chapters contributed by experts around the world; the chapters are categorized into three sections: Marine Polysaccharides and Agriculture, Marine Polysaccharides and Biological Activities, and Marine Polysaccharides and Industries.