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    Handbook of Microalgal Culture Applied Phycology and Biotechnology, 2nd Ed.
    by Amos Richmond, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus and Qiang Hu, Ph.D.





    Pages: 726
    Publisher: Willey
    Edition: 2nd, 2013
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-0470673898

    Description:

    Algae are some of the fastest growing organisms in the world, with up to 90% of their weight made up from carbohydrate, protein and oil. As well as these macromolecules, microalgae are also rich in other high-value compounds, such as vitamins, pigments, and biologically active compounds. All these compounds can be extracted for use by the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food industries, and the algae itself can be used for feeding of livestock, in particular fish, where on-going research is dedicated to increasing the percentage of fish and shellfish feed not derived from fish meal. Microalgae are also applied to wastewater bioremediation and carbon capture from industrial flue gases, and can be used as organic fertilizer.


    So far, only a few species of microalgae, including cyanobacteria, are under mass cultivation. The potential for expansion is enormous, considering the existing hundreds of thousands of species and subspecies, in which a large gene-pool offers a significant potential for many new producers.

    Completely revised, updated and expanded, and with the inclusion of new Editor, Qiang Hu of Arizona State University, the second edition of this extremely important book contains 37 chapters. Nineteen of these chapters are written by new authors, introducing many advanced and emerging technologies and applications such as novel photobioreactors, mass cultivation of oil-bearing microalgae for biofuels, exploration of naturally occurring and genetically engineered microalgae as cell factories for high-value chemicals, and techno-economic analysis of microalgal mass culture. This excellent new edition also contains details of the biology and large-scale culture of several economically important and newly-exploited microalgae, including Botryococcus, Chlamydomonas, Nannochloropsis, Nostoc, Chlorella, Spirulina, Haematococcus, and Dunaniella species/strains.

    Edited by Amos Richmond and Qiang Hu, each with a huge wealth of experience in microalgae, its culture, and biotechnology, and drawing together contributions from experts around the globe, this thorough and comprehensive new edition is an essential purchase for all those involved with microalgae, their culture, processing and use. Biotechnologists, bioengineers, phycologists, pharmaceutical, biofuel and fish-feed industry personnel and biological scientists and students will all find a vast amount of cutting-edge information within this Second Edition. Libraries in all universities where biological sciences, biotechnology and aquaculture are studied and taught should all have copies of this landmark new edition on their shelves.

    Table Of Contents:

    List of Contributors vi
    Acknowledgments xiii
    Introduction xiv
    Part 1: The Microalgal Cell with Reference to Mass Cultures 1

    1 The Microalgal Cell 3
    Robert A. Andersen


    2 Photosynthesis in Microalgae 21
    Jirı Masojıdek, Giuseppe Torzillo, and Michal Koblızek


    3 Basic Culturing and Analytical Measurement Techniques 37
    Yuan-Kun Lee, Wei Chen, Hui Shen, Danxiang Han, Yantao Li, Howland D. T. Jones, Jerilyn A. Timlin,
    and Qiang Hu


    4 Strategies for Bioprospecting Microalgae for Potential Commercial Applications 69
    William Barclay and Kirk Apt


    5 Maintenance of Microalgae in Culture Collections 80
    Jerry J. Brand, Robert A. Andersen, and David R. Nobles Jr.


    6 Environmental Stress Physiology with Reference to Mass Cultures 90
    Giuseppe Torzillo and Avigad Vonshak


    7 Environmental Effects on Cell Composition 114
    Qiang Hu


    8 Inorganic Algal Nutrition 123
    Johan U. Grobbelaar


    9 Commercial Production of Microalgae via Fermentation 134
    William Barclay, Kirk Apt, and X. Daniel Dong


    10 Molecular Genetic Manipulation of Microalgae: Principles and Applications 146
    Roshan Prakash Shrestha, Farzad Haerizadeh, and Mark Hildebrand


    Part 2: Mass Cultivation and Processing of Microalgae 169


    11 Biological Principles of Mass Cultivation of Photoautotrophic Microalgae 171
    Amos Richmond


    12 Theoretical Analysis of Culture Growth in Flat-Plate Bioreactors: The Essential Role of Timescales 205
    Y. Zarmi, G. Bel, and C. Aflalo


    13 Photobioreactors for Mass Production of Microalgae 225
    Graziella C. Zittelli, Natascia Biondi, Liliana Rodolfi, and Mario R. Tredici


    14 Downstream Processing of Cell Mass and Products 267
    Emilio Molina Grima, Francisco Gabriel Aci´en Fern´andez, and Alfonso Robles Medina


    15 First Principles of Techno-Economic Analysis of Algal Mass Culture 310
    C. Meghan Downes and Qiang Hu


    Part 3: Commercial Species of Industrial Production 327


    16 Chlorella: Industrial Production of Cell Mass and Chemicals 329
    Jin Liu and Qiang Hu


    17 Biology and Industrial Production of Arthrospira (Spirulina) 339
    Amha Belay


    18 Dunaliella: Biology, Production, and Markets 359
    Michael A. Borowitzka


    19 Biology and Industrial Potential of Botryococcus braunii 369
    Makoto M. Watanabe and Yuuhiko Tanabe


    20 Biology and Commercial Aspects of Haematococcus pluvialis 388
    Danxiang Han, Yantao Li, and Qiang Hu


    21 Novel Sulfated Polysaccharides of Red Microalgae: Basics and Applications 406
    Shoshana (Malis) Arad and Dorit van Moppes


    22 Hydrogen Production by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii 417
    Giuseppe Torzillo and Michael Seibert


    23 Biology and Biotechnology of Edible Nostoc 433
    Danxiang Han, Zhongyang Deng, Fan Lu, and Zhengyu Hu


    24 IGV GmbH Experience Report, Industrial Production of Microalgae Under Controlled Conditions: Innovative Prospects 445
    O. Pulz, J. Broneske, and P. Waldeck


    25 Microalgae for Human and Animal Nutrition 461
    E. Wolfgang Becker


    26 Bioactive and Novel Chemicals from Microalgae 504
    R. Cameron Coates, Emily Trentacoste, and William H. Gerwick


    27 High-value Recombinant Protein Production in Microalgae 532
    Daniel J. Barrera and Stephen P. Mayfield


    28 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms for Lipid Synthesis and Accumulation in Microalgae: Biotechnological Implications 545
    Yantao Li, Danxiang Han, Kangsup Yoon, Shunni Zhu, Milton Sommerfeld, and Qiang Hu


    29 Biofuels from Microalgae 566
    Maria J. Barbosa and Rene H. Wijffels


    Part 4: Water Pollution and Bioremediation by Microalgae 579


    30 Eutrophication and Water Poisons 581
    Susan Blackburn


    31 Water Purification: Algae in Wastewater Oxidation Ponds 595
    Asher Brenner and Aharon Abeliovich


    32 Absorption and Adsorption of Heavy Metals by Microalgae 602
    Drora Kaplan


    Part 5: Microalgae for Aquaculture 613


    33 Microalgae for Aquaculture: The Current Global Situation and Future Trends 615
    Arnaud Muller-Feuga


    34 Microalgae for Aquaculture: Practical Implications 628
    Oded Zmora, Dan J. Grosse, Ning Zou, and Tzachi M. Samocha


    35 Transgenic Marine Microalgae: A Value-Enhanced Fishmeal and Fish Oil Replacement 653
    Jonathan Gressel


    36 Microalgae for Aquaculture: Nutritional Aspects 671
    E. Wolfgang Becker


    37 The Enhancement of Marine Productivity for Climate Stabilization and Food Security 692
    Ian S.F. Jones and Daniel P. Harrison


    Index 705


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