Alginates: Biology and Applications

  • Bernd H. A. Rehm

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ivan Donati, Sergio Paoletti
    Pages 1-53
  3. Wataru Hashimoto, Yukie Maruyama, Takafumi Itoh, Bunzo Mikami, Kousaku Murata
    Pages 73-94
  4. Helga Ertesvåg, Svein Valla, Gudmund Skjåk-Bræk
    Pages 95-115
  5. Dennis E. Ohman
    Pages 117-133
  6. Larry J. Halverson
    Pages 135-151
  7. Kamalesh Prasad, Jun-ichi Kadokawa
    Pages 175-210
  8. Iain A. Brownlee, Chris J. Seal, Matthew Wilcox, Peter W. Dettmar, Jeff P. Pearson
    Pages 211-228
  9. Abbas Mirshafiey, Bernd H.A. Rehm
    Pages 229-260
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 261-266

About this book


Alginates: Biology and Applications provides an overview of the state of art of alginate material properties, genetics and the molecular mechanisms underlying alginate biosynthesis as well as applications of tailor-made alginates in medicine, food and biotechnology.

Topics treated are:

  • material properties of alginates
  • alginate production: precursor biosynthesis, polymerization and secretion
  • bacterial system for alginate uptake and degradation
  • enzymatic alginate modification
  • alginate gene regulation
  • role of alginate in bacterial biofilms
  • microbial production of alginates: physiology and process aspects
  • alginate-based blends and nano/microbeads
  • applications of alginates in food
  • alginate and its comonomer mannuronic acid: medical relevance as drugs


Bacterial product engineering Biofilm Biofilms Biomaterials Desiccation-resistance Exopolysaccharides Intercellular matrix Seaweeds biosynthesis biotechnology genes genetics microbe molecular mechanisms physiology

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  • Bernd H. A. Rehm

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