Synopses & Reviews
Handbook of Microalgal Culture
is truly a landmark publication, drawing on some 50 years of worldwide experience in microalgal mass culture. This important book comprises comprehensive reviews of the current available information on microalgal culture, written by 40 contributing authors from around the globe.
The book is divided into four parts, with Part I detailing biological and environmental aspects of microalgae with reference to microalgal biotechnology and Part II looking in depth at major theories and techniques of mass cultivation. Part III comprises chapters on the economic applications of microalgae, including coverage of industrial production, the use of microalgae in human and animal nutrition and in aquaculture, in nitrogen fixation, hydrogen and methane production, and in bioremediation of polluted water. Finally, Part IV looks at new frontiers and includes chapters on genetic engineering, microalgae as platforms for recombinant proteins, bioactive chemicals, heterotrophic production, microalgae as gene-delivery systems for expressing mosquitocidal toxins and the enhancement of marine productivity for climate stabilization and food security.
Handbook of Microalgal Culture is an essential purchase for all phycologists and also those researching aquatic systems, aquaculture and plant sciences. There is also much of great use to researchers and those involved in product formulation within pharmaceutical, nutrition and food companies. Libraries in all universities and research establishments teaching and researching in chemistry, biological and pharmaceutical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, and aquaculture will need copies of this book on their shelves.
"... well organised , with clear and illustrative figures... I recommend it to academic staff and researchers at universities and institutes with interests in microalgal culture and aquaculture. The book may also be of interest to certain sectors of the aquaculture industry."
"I would recommend this as a textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates interested in algal biotechnology."
Journal of Applied Phycology 16, 2004
Microalgae are now commercially grown across a number of situations and systems. They are used in a variety of ways including functional foods for humans, as fish and animal feed, in the pharmaceutical industry, as nitrogen fixation organisms for use in agriculture, for cleaning waste water, and for concentrating industrially-valuable chemicals. This important new book provides thorough coverage of the biology, ecology and interaction with the environment of cultured microalgal species, details of the culture systems used and information about the current and potential future uses of microalgae.
About the Author
Amos Richmond is at the Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
Part I: The Microalgae: With Reference to Mass- Cultivation.
1. The Microalgal cell (Luisa Tomaselli).
2. Photosynthesis in Microalgae (Jiri Masojidek, Michael Koblizek and Giuseppe Torzillo).
3. Basic Culturing Techniques (Uuan-Kun Lee and Hui Shen).
4. Environmental Effects on Cell Composition (Qiang Hu).
5. Environmental Effects on Cell Composition (Qiang Hu).
Part II: Mass Cultivation of Microalgae.
6. Algal Nutrition.
Mineral Nutrition (Johan U. Grobbelaaqr).
7. Algal Nutrition.
Heterotrpic Carbon Nutrition (Yuah-Kun Lee).
8. Biological Principles of Mass Cultivation (Amos Richmond).
9. Mass Production of Microalgae: Photobioreactors (Mario R. Tredici).
10. Downstream Processing of Cell-mass and Products (E. Molina Grima, F.G. Fernandez and A. Robles Medina).
Part III: Economic Applications of Microalgae.
11. Industrial Production of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary Products - Major Industrial Species.
Chlorella (Hiroaki Iwamoto).
12. Industrial Production of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary Producgts - Major industrial species.
Arthrospira (Spirulina) Platensis (Qiang Hu).
13. Industrial Production of Microalal Cell-mass and Secondary Produts - Major Industrial Species.
Dunaliella (Ami Ben-Amotz).
14. Industrial Production of Microalgal cell-mass and Secondary Produts - Major Industrial Species.
Dunaliella (Ami Ben-Amotz).
15. Industrial Production of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary Products - Species of High Potential.
Porphyridium sp (Shoshana Arad and Amos Richmond).
16. Industrial Production of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary Products - Species of High Potential Mass Cultivation of Nannochloropsis in Closed System (Graxiella Chini Zittelli, Liliana Rodolfi and Mario R. Tredici).
17. Industrial Production of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary Products - species of High Potential.
Nostoc (Han Danxiang, Bi Yonghong and Hu Zhengyu).
18. Microalgae in Human and Animal Nutrition ( Wolfgang Becker).
19. Microalgae for Aquaculture.
The Current Global Situation and Future Trends (Arnaud Muller-Feuga).
20. Microalgae for Aquaculture (Oded Zmora and Amos Richmond).
21. Microalgae for Aquaculture (Wofgang Becker).
22. N2-fixing Cyanobacteria as Biofertilizers in Rice Fields (Pierre Roger).
23. Hydrogen and Methane Production by Microalgae (John R. Benemann).
24. Water Pollution and Bioremediation by Microalgae (Susan Blackburn).
25. Water Pollution and Bioremediation by Microalgae (Aharon Abelioich).
26. Water Pollution and Bioremediation by Microalgae (Carl J. Soeder).
27. Water Pollution and Bioremediation by Microalgae (Carl J. Soeder).
Part IV: New Frontiers.
28. Targeted Genetic Modification of Cyanobacteria: New Biotechnological Applications (Wim F. J. Vermaas).
29. Microalgae as Platforms for Recombinant Proteins (Qingfang He).
30. Bioactive Chemicals in Microalgae (Olav M. Skulberg).
31. Heterotrphic Production o fMarine Algae for Aquaculture (Moti Harel and Allen R. Place).
32. N2-fixing Cyanobacteria as a Gene Delivery System for Expressing Mosquitocidal Toxins of Bacillus (Sammy Boussiba and Arieh Zaritsky).
33. The Enhancmenbt of Marine Productivity for Climate Stabilizaiton and Food Security (Ian S.F.Jones).