Algae and their Biotechnological Potential

Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, 3–6 July 2000 in Hong Kong

  • Feng Chen
  • Yue Jiang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. G. Y. Zhang, S. Y. Guo, L. Li, W. B. Zhou, M. Y. Cai
    Pages 79-92
  3. N. Clarkson, K. O. Jones, A. J. Young
    Pages 93-106
  4. N. F. Y. Tam, Y. S. Wong, A. M. Y. Chong
    Pages 181-194
  5. M. Barreto, C. J. Straker, A. T. Critchley
    Pages 215-225

About this book

Introduction

Algae are important organisms that include seaweeds and a number of single-celled and multicellular microscopic forms. Algae are ubiquitous; they inhabit almost everywhere including oceans, freshwater bodies, rocks, soils, and trees. Man's uses of algae may date back to ancient times. In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in the utilization of algae as sources of health food and high-value chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and for aquaculture, agriculture, and wastewater treatment. Nevertheless, the biotechnological potential of algae is still far from fully exploited, due to a lack of understanding of algal characteristics and culture systems, as well as of advanced research techniques.
This book contains selected papers presented at the Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology held in Hong Kong, on 3-6 July, 2000. Written by experts in the field, this book provides a state-of-the-art account of algal biotechnology research. Topics range from use of algae in agriculture to environmental monitoring and protection, from algal culture systems to production of high-value chemicals and pharmaceuticals by algae, and from algal product purification to gene transformation and regulations. This book is intended for use by researchers and industrialists in the field of algal biotechnology. It will also be an important reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in biotechnology and food science, as well as in biology in general.

Keywords

Antibacterial Assimilat Translation Vitamin B Vitamin B12 algae aquaculture biotechnology cyanobacteria metabolism nitrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Feng Chen
    • 1
  • Yue Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe University of Hong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9835-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5886-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9835-4
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