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From Physiology to Application

Edited by Milada Vítová

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

The term microalgae is often used in the algal research community to collectively describe microscopic algae and cyanobacteria. Research of microalgae has expanded enormously, namely because of their significant commercial potential. The thorough knowledge of the physiology of microalgae must precede any commercial exploitation. We have to understand the mechanisms underlying the physiological and biochemical processes in the algal cells. The book Microalgae - From Physiology to Application covers major aspects of microalgae physiology and the possible applications in the sphere of biotechnology. This book gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about microalgae growth and production, secondary metabolites, and development of new species and products for commercialization. This volume should allow readers at all levels an entry into the exciting world of algal research.

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MicroalgaeFrom Physiology to ApplicationEdited by Milada Vítová

Published: January 22nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83737

ISBN: 978-1-83880-036-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-035-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-271-4

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

10015 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

48 Dimensions Citations


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1. Self-Fluorescence of Photosynthetic System: A Powerful Tool for Investigation of Microalgal Biological Diversity

By Natalia Grigoryeva


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2. Eutrophication and Phytoplankton: Some Generalities from Lakes and Reservoirs of the Americas

By Ernesto J. González and Gabriel Roldán


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3. Isolation, Characterization, and Biotechnological Potential of Native Microalgae From the Peruvian Amazon

By Marianela Cobos, Juan C. Castro, Jae D. Paredes, Sheyla Pérez, J. Dylan Maddox, Segundo L. Estela, Hicler N. Rodríguez, Alvaro B. Tresierra, Juan R. Saldaña, Jorge L. Marapara, Pedro M. Adrianzén and Rosana Gonzales


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4. Drying and Quality of Microalgal Powders for Human Alimentation

By Fábio de Farias Neves, Mariana Demarco and Giustino Tribuzi


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5. Microalgae and Its Use in Nutraceuticals and Food Supplements

By Joshi Nilesh Hemantkumar and Mor Ilza Rahimbhai


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6. The Red Microalga Galdieria as a Promising Organism for Applications in Biotechnology

By Mária Čížková, Milada Vítová and Vilém Zachleder


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7. The Colonial Microalgae Botryococcus braunii as Biorefinery

By Edmundo Lozoya-Gloria, Xochitl Morales-de la Cruz and Takehiro A. Ozawa-Uyeda


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8. Bioconcentration of Marine Algae Using Lipase Enzyme

By Jithu Paul Jacob


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9. Concepts and Trends for Extraction and Application of Microalgae Carbohydrates

By Maiara Priscilla de Souza, Andrea Sanchez-Barrios, Tiele Medianeira Rizzetti, Lisianne Brittes Benitez, Michele Hoeltz, Rosana de Cassia de Souza Schneider and Fábio de Farias Neves


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10. Changes in Photochemical Efficiency and Differential Induction of Superoxide Dismutase in Response to Combined Stresses of Chilling Temperature and Relatively High Irradiation in Two Chlorella Strains

By Lee-Feng Chien and Wen-Hao Lin


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11. Microalgae Cultivation for Secondary Metabolite Production

By Facundo J. Márquez-Rocha, Diana Palma-Ramírez, Pedro García-Alamilla, Jenny F. López-Hernández, Ivonne S. Santiago-Morales and Abelardo I. Flores-Vela


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12. Physiological Limitations and Solutions to Various Applications of Microalgae

By Manoj Kamalanathan and Antonietta Quigg


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