Blue Biotechnology. Production and Use of Marine Molecules

  • ID: 4290643
  • Book
  • 896 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With its integral treatment of ecosystem and resource management, this is the only overview of the field to address current thinking and future trends. All contributions have been written with the novice in mind, explaining the basics and highlighting recent developments and achievements.

Unmatched in scope, this two–volume reference covers both traditional and well–established areas of marine biotechnology, such as biomass production, alongside such novel ones as biofuels, biological protection of structures and bioinspired materials. In so doing, it ties together information usually only found in widely dispersed sources to assemble a grand unified view of the current state of and prospects for this multi–faceted discipline.

The combination of the breadth of topics and the focus on modern ideas make this introductory book especially suitable for teaching purposes and for guiding newcomers to the many possibilities offered by this booming field.
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PART 1 BULK MARINE BIOMASS –

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS AND POTENTIAL AS PRIMARY SOURCES

Microalgae: A Renewable Source for Food and Fuels and more

Commercial–Scale Production of Microalgae for Bioproducts

Ubiquitous Phlorotannins: Prospects and Perspective

The Potential of Microalgal for Biotechnology: A Focus on Carotenoids

Applications of Algal Biomass in Global Food and Feed Markets: From Traditional Usage to the Potential for Functional Products

Phytoplankton Glycerolipids: Challenging but Promising Prospects from Biomedicine to Green Chemistry and Biofuels

Bioremediation Potential of Algae: Recycling Nitrogen, Phosphorus and other Waste Products

Cultivation and Conversion of Tropical Red Seaweed into Food and Feed Ingredients, Agricultural Biostimulants, Renewable Chemicals and Biofuel

PART 2: MARINE MOLECULES FOR DISEASE TREATMENT /

PREVENTION AND FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Use of Marine Compounds to Treat Ischemic Disease

Bioinspiration from Marine Scaffolds

Guanidinium Toxins: Natural Biogenic Origin, Chemistry, Biosynthesis and Biotechnological Applications

Carrageenans: New Tools for New Applications

Peptide Antibiotics from Marine Microorganisms

Recent Developments and Chemical Diversity of Cone Snails with Special Reference to Indian Cone Snails

Marine Polysaccharides and their Importance for Human Health

Marennine–Like Pigments: Blue Diatom or Green Oyster Cult?

Bioprospecting and Insights into the Biosynthesis of Natural Products from Marine Microalgae

Ovothiol: A Potent Natural Antioxidant from Marine Organisms

Bioactive Marine Molecules and Derivatives with Biopharmaceutical Potential

Marine Pigment Diversity: Applications and Potential

Potential Applications of Natural Bioactive Cyanobacterial UV–Protective Compounds

Bio–Inspired Molecules Extracted from Marine Macroalgae: A New Generation of Active Ingredients for Cosmetics and Human Health

Emerging Therapeutic Potential of Marine Dinoflagellate Natural Products

How Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Proteins have Changed Modern Science

PART 3: BIOSTRUCTURES, BIOMATERIALS AND BIOMOLECULES FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS

Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Molecules Produced by Marine Bacteria

Chitin of Poriferan Origin as a Unique Biological Material

Marine Biominerals with a Biotechnological Future

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Stéphane La Barre is a Senior Research Scientist retired from the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He obtained his MSc. degree from Auckland University, New Zealand, and his PhD from James Cook University (Townsville, Australia), before entering CNRS in 1984. His multi–disciplinary career includes marine chemical ecology, natural products chemistry of terrestrial and marine organisms and polymer chemistry. Stéphane was coordinator of the research cluster BioChiMar (Marine Biodiversity and Chemodiversity), and is currently developing research on new analytical tools to evaluate and predict environmental changes on coral reef diversity, both biological and chemical.

Stephen S. Bates is a Scientist Emeritus with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). He obtained his MSc. Degree in Marine Biology from the City College of New York, and his PhD in Biological Oceanography from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). He has held post–doctoral positions at the University of Quebec (INRS–Eau), the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Dartmouth, NS), and the National Research Council (Halifax, NS). His research has centered on the physiological ecology of marine phytoplankton, with special interests in methods for assessing their growth and physiology. At DFO, his specialty has been the physiological ecology of harmful algal blooms, especially those diatom blooms that produce the neurotoxin, domoic acid, which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning.
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