Photosynthetic Microorganisms

Mechanism For Carbon Concentration

  • Shailendra Kumar Singh
  • Shanthy Sundaram
  • Kaushal Kishor

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Shanthy Sundaram, Kaushal Kishor
    Pages 1-4
  3. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Shanthy Sundaram, Kaushal Kishor
    Pages 5-38
  4. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Shanthy Sundaram, Kaushal Kishor
    Pages 39-61
  5. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Shanthy Sundaram, Kaushal Kishor
    Pages 63-81
  6. Shailendra Kumar Singh, Shanthy Sundaram, Kaushal Kishor
    Pages 83-123

About this book


This book provides a cohesive overview of carbon concentrating mechanism (CCM) of photosynthetic microorganisms such as cyanobacteria and microalgae. This unique mechanism is by far the most spectacular physiological process in algal growth and productivity. Due to this fact, the study of CCM has captivated phycologists, algal molecular and cellular biologists, botanists, agriculturalists, crop growers, and most recently algal biofuel researchers, around the world. In the brief, the authors draw a contextual in-depth overview, on the basis of the latest findings, to develop an account of the core concepts regarding state-of-the-art of CCM. Subsequent chapters use this account to explore carbon concentrating mechanism of cyanobacteria and microalgae. They highlight the concise summaries of cutting-edge research and integrated industrial applications of photosynthetic microorganism based CO2 mitigation system, across a wide spectrum of energy and environment. The brief also presents sustainable perspectives of carbon concentrating mechanism in the context of current global energy and environmental challenges.


Algae Based Carbon Sequestration Algae Carbon Fixation Bioenergy Carbon Capturing Carbon Dioxide Mitigation Carbon Mitigation Mechanism Carbon Sequestration Materials Organic Materials for Carbon Capture

Authors and affiliations

  • Shailendra Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Shanthy Sundaram
    • 2
  • Kaushal Kishor
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Biotechnology Nehru Science CentreUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chenical EngineeringMotilal Nehru National Institute of TechAllahabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09122-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09123-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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