Phycotechnology

  • Peter K. Robinson

Abstract

Algae are non-vascular, photosynthetic plants which contain chlorophyll a and have simple reproductive structures. The group contains some 1800 genera and 21 000 species, and includes unicellular forms (such as Chlorella), small colonial forms (such as Volvox) and large multicellular forms (such as the seaweeds). The group has also historically included the prokaryotic blue-green forms, although these are now thought to be more allied to the bacteria than to the rest of the (eukaryotic) algae.

Keywords

Biomass Glycerol Iodine Polysaccharide Explosive 

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