Key features:

  • The most comprehensive resource available on the biodiversity of algal species, their industrial production processes and their use for human consumption in food, health and varied applications.
  • Emphasis on basic and applied research, addressing aspects of scale-up for commercial exploitation for the development of novel phytochemicals (phytochemicals from algae).
  • Addresses the underexplored and underutilized potential of chemicals from marine sources for health benefits.
  • Each chapter, written by expert contributors from around the world, includes Summary Points, Figures and Tables, as well as up-to-date references.

    The first book in this two-volume set explores the diversity of algal constituents for health and disease applications. The commercial value of chemicals of value to food and health is about $6 billion annually, of which 30 percent relates to micro and macro algal metabolites and products for health food applications. This comprenhensive volume looks in detail at algal genomics and metabolomics as well as mass production of microalgae. As a whole, the two-volume set covers all micro and macro algal forms and their traditional uses; their constituents which are of value for food, feed, specialty chemicals, bioactive compounds for novel applications, and bioenergy molecules. Bio-business and the market share of algae-based products are also dealt with, providing global perspectives.

    part |258 pages

    Algal Constituents for Food, Health and Disease Applications

    chapter |10 pages

    Algal Polysaccharides

    Innovative Extraction Technologies, Health Benefits and Industrial Applications
    ByM Clemente-Carazo, V Sanchez, S Condon-Abanto, Garcia-Vaquero Marco

    chapter |11 pages

    Macroalgal Fucoidan for Biomedical Applications

    ByJayachandran Venkatesan, Sukumaran Anil, Sneha Rao, Se-Kwon Kim

    chapter |8 pages

    Bioprocess Parameters of Production of Cyanobacterial Exopolysaccharide

    Biomass Production and Product Recovery
    ByOnkar Nath Tiwari, Sagnik Chakraborty, Indrama Devi, Abhijit Mondal, Biswanath Bhunia, Shen Boxiong

    chapter |10 pages

    Production, Extraction and Characterization of Alginates from Seaweeds

    ByFaiez Hentati, Alina V. Ursu, Guillaume Pierre, Cedric Delattre, Bogdan Trica, Slim Abdelkafi, Gholamreza Djelveh, Tanase Dobre, Philippe Michaud

    chapter |17 pages

    Champion Microalgal Forms for Food and Health Applications

    Spirulina and Chlorella
    ByChiara Toniolo, Marcello Nicoletti, Paola Del Serrone, Ambati Ranga Rao, Gokare A. Ravishankar

    chapter |9 pages

    Seaweed Antimicrobials

    Present Status and Future Perspectives
    ByMaría José Pérez, Elena Falqué, Herminia Domínguez

    chapter |10 pages

    Marine-Algal Bioactive Compounds

    A Comprehensive Appraisal
    ByIahtisham Ul-Haq, Masood Sadiq Butt, Natasha Amjad, Iqra Yasmin, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

    chapter |8 pages

    Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Microalgae

    ByMona Ahmed J. Alzahrani, Conrad O. Perera

    chapter |9 pages

    Biogeneration of Volatile Organic Compounds in Microalgae-Based Systems

    ByPricila Nass Pinheiro, Karem Rodrigues Vieira, Andriéli Borges Santos, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Queiroz Zepka

    chapter |6 pages

    Antidiabetic Properties of Brown Seaweeds (Sargassum polycystum C.Ag)

    BySuhaila Mohamed, Mahsa Motshakeri

    chapter |6 pages

    Biologically Active Vitamin B12 from Edible Seaweeds

    ByTomohiro Bito, Fei Teng, Fumio Watanabe

    chapter |17 pages

    Potential Health and Nutraceutical Applications of Astaxanthin and Astaxanthin Esters from Microalgae

    ByAmbati Ranga Rao, Gokare A. Ravishankar

    chapter |1 pages


    ByGokare A. Ravishankar, Ranga Rao Ambati

    chapter |9 pages

    Dunaliella salina

    Sustainable Source of β-Carotene
    ByJ. Paniagua-Michel

    chapter |11 pages

    Exploring the Potential of Using Micro- and Macroalgae in Cosmetics

    ByW.A.J.P. Wijesinghe, N.E. Wedamulla

    chapter |16 pages

    Microalgae for Human Nutrition

    Perspectives for the Future
    ByMariana F.G. Assuncao, Ana Paula Batista, Raquel Amaral, Lília M.A. Santos

    chapter |8 pages

    Nutraceutical Aspects of Microalgae

    Will Our Future Space Foods Be Microalgae Based?
    ByCeren Gurlek, Cagla Yarkent, Izel Oral, Ayse Kose, Suphi S. Oncel

    chapter |21 pages

    Microalgae and Cyanobacteria as a Potential Source of Anticancer Compounds

    ByWan-Loy Chu, Siew-Moi Phang

    chapter |13 pages

    Macroalgae and Microalgae

    Novel Sources of Functional Food and Feed
    ByShama Aumeerun, Joyce Soulange-Govinden, Marie Francoise Driver, Rao Ambati Ranga, Gokare A. Ravishankar, Neetoo Hudaa

    chapter |8 pages

    Angiogenic Actions of Anionic Polysaccharides from Seaweed

    ByCelina Maria Pinto Guerra Dore, Monique G. das Chagas Faustino Alves, Luiza Sheyla Evenni P. Will Castro, Luciana Guimaraes Alves Figueira, Edda Lisboa Leite

    chapter |15 pages

    Platform Molecules from Algae by Using Supercritical CO2 and Subcritical Water Extraction

    ByNidhi Hans, Satya Narayan Naik, Anushree Malik

    chapter |14 pages

    Biological Activities and Safety Aspects of Fucoxanthin

    ByNaveen Jayapal, Madan Kumar Perumal, Baskaran Vallikannan

    part |34 pages

    Algal Genomics and Metabolomics

    chapter |11 pages

    Functional Omics and Big Data Analysis in Microalgae

    The Repertoire of Molecular Tools in Algal Technologies
    ByChetan Paliwal, Tonmoy Ghosh, Asha A. Nesamma, Pavan P. Jutur

    chapter |8 pages

    Bioactive Metabolites

    Genetic Regulation and Potential Market Implications
    ByAyse Kose, Claire Remacle, Young-Woo Kim, Suphi S. Oncel, Murat Elibol