Handbook of Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology
January 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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
Amos Richmond is at the Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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).
* the book provides important information for those growing microalgae on a commercial basis
* of use and interest to a wide range of industries
* potential health properties of algae used in foods is of great current interest
"I would recommend this as a textbook for undergraduates and
postgraduates interested in algal biotechnology."
Journal of Applied Phycology 16, 2004