By Amos Richmond,Qiang Hu

ISBN-10: 0470673893

ISBN-13: 9780470673898

Algae are the various quickest starting to be organisms on this planet, with as much as ninety% in their weight made up from carbohydrate, protein and oil. in addition to those macromolecules, microalgae also are wealthy in different high-value compounds, equivalent to supplementations, pigments, and biologically lively compounds, these kind of compounds should be extracted to be used via the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and meals industries, and the algae itself can be utilized for feeding of farm animals, specifically fish, the place on-going learn is devoted to expanding the share of fish and shellfish feed no longer derived from fish meal. Microalgae also are utilized to wastewater bioremediation and carbon trap from commercial flue gases, and will be used as natural fertilizer.

So a ways, just a couple of species of microalgae, together with cyanobacteria, are below mass cultivation. the opportunity of growth is big, contemplating the prevailing millions of species and subspecies, within which a wide gene-pool deals an important capability for plenty of new producers.

Completely revised, up to date and increased, and with the inclusion of latest Editor, Qiang Hu of Arizona kingdom collage, the second one variation of this very important booklet comprises 37 chapters. Nineteen of those chapters are written via new authors, introducing many complex and rising applied sciences and purposes comparable to novel photobioreactors, mass cultivation of oil-bearing microalgae for biofuels, exploration of obviously happening and genetically engineered microalgae as telephone factories for high-value chemical substances, and techno-economic research of microalgal mass tradition. this wonderful new version additionally includes info of the biology and large-scale tradition of a number of economically vital and newly-exploited microalgae, together with Botryococcus, Chlamydomonas, Nannochloropsis, Nostoc, Chlorella, Spirulina, Haematococcus, and Dunaniella species/strains.

Edited through Amos Richmond and Qiang Hu, every one with an enormous wealth of expertise in microalgae, its tradition, and biotechnology, and drawing jointly contributions from specialists world wide, this thorough and accomplished new version is a necessary buy for all these concerned with microalgae, their tradition, processing and use. Biotechnologists, bioengineers, phycologists, pharmaceutical, biofuel and fish-feed group of workers and organic scientists and scholars will all discover a monstrous quantity of state-of-the-art details inside of this moment version. Libraries in all universities the place organic sciences, biotechnology and aquaculture are studied and taught should still all have copies of this landmark re-creation on their shelves.

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