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Biological Activities and Application of Marine Polysaccharides

Edited by Emad Shalaby

Cairo University, Egypt

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.

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Biological Activities and Application of Marine PolysaccharidesEdited by Emad Shalaby

Published: January 11th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62752

ISBN: 978-953-51-2860-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2859-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5464-8

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

35763 Total Chapter Downloads

122 Crossref Citations

90 Web of Science Citations

231 Dimensions Citations


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1. Chitosan as Source for Pesticide Formulations

By Sebastián D. Ippólito, Julieta R. Mendieta, María C. Terrile, Claudia V. Tonón, Andrea Y. Mansilla, Silvana Colman, Liliana Albertengo, María S. Rodríguez and Claudia A. Casalongué


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2. Chitosan in Agriculture: A New Challenge for Managing Plant Disease

By Laura Orzali, Beatrice Corsi, Cinzia Forni and Luca Riccioni


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3. Chitosan from Marine Crustaceans: Production, Characterization and Applications

By Jimena Bernadette Dima, Cynthia Sequeiros and Noemi Zaritzky


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4. Alginate and Sericin: Environmental and Pharmaceutical Applications

By Thiago Lopes da Silva, Jacyara Moreira Martins Vidart, Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva, Marcelino Luiz Gimenes and Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira


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5. Chitosan, Chitosan Derivatives and their Biomedical Applications

By Gustavo Adolfo Muñoz Ruiz and Hector Fabio Zuluaga Corrales


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6. Chitosan: Strategies to Increase and Modulate Drug Release Rate

By David Lucio and María Cristina Martínez-Ohárriz


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7. Marine Polysaccharides as Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Excipients

By G. Thirumurugan and M.D. Dhanaraju


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8. Speculations on the Use of Marine Polysaccharides as Scaffolds for Artificial Nerve ‘Side-’Grafts

By Sherif M. Amr and Basma Ekram


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9. Marine Polysaccharides in Medicine

By Rajendra S. Dongre


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10. Applications of Chitosan in Wastewater Treatment

By Petronela Nechita


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11. Flow Properties of Lambda Carrageenan in Aqueous Systems

By Andrea Rivera del Rio, Mariana Ramírez-Gilly and Alberto Tecante


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12. Chitosan-Based Sustainable Textile Technology: Process, Mechanism, Innovation, and Safety

By Jagadish Roy, Fabien Salaün, Stéphane Giraud, Ada Ferri and Jinping Guan


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13. Chitosan-Based Thermosensitive Materials

By Waldo Argüelles-Monal, Maricarmen Recillas-Mota and Daniel Fernández-Quiroz


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14. Chitosan and Phthaloylated Chitosan in Electrochemical Devices

By Zurina Osman and Abdul Kariem Arof


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