Algal Biology And Biotechnology by JIS Khattar, DP Singh And Gurpreet
This book includes chapters on taxonomy, diversity and physiology of blue-green algae as these organisms are most important from biotechnological point of view. Use of algae as biofertilizer, source of natural colours, bioactive compounds, phytochemicals with pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications, food and feed has been discussed. Environmental pollution is the major problem all over the world. The potential of algae in combating water pollution is also highlighted. Depleting fossil fuel is another concern and it is felt that there is a need for alternative renewable resources. Algae as a potential source of biofuel are also discussed in this book.
Audience of the Book :
|Many advances have been made in the field of biology and biotechnology of algae, especially micro algae.|
The main features of the book are as follows:
1. A compilation of 17 chapters, the book encompasses information on advances made in the fields of algal taxonomy, physiology and biotechnology.
2.The subject matter explains various aspects of algae, particularly cyanobacteria, including the roles they play and the challenges faced.
3.The book is contributed by about 50 eminent scientists and academicians.
Table of Contents:
1.Morpho-taxonomy of Coccoid Cyanobacteria
2.Cyanobacterial Ecology and Molecular Approaches for Biodiversity Analysis
3.Cyanobacteria and Micro-algae on Building Facades and Stone Surface of Monuments – An Ecophysiological Prospective
4.Some Secrets of Ubiquity in Cyanobacteria
5.Akinete Differentiation in Cyanobacteria
6.Nitrogen Metabolism in Cyanobacteria
7.Developments in Cyanobacterial Biofertilizer
8.Distribution, Preservation and Maintenance of Cyanobacterial Diversity and their Application as Biofertilizer
9.Cyanobacterial Diversity in Wheat Fields: Taxonomic and Functional Aspects
10.Microalgae: A Source of Natural Colours
11.A Decade Odyssey with Cyanobacteria: As a Source of Bioactive Molecules and a Model for Salt Stress Study
12.Seaweeds: A Survey of Research and Utilization
13.Cyanobacterial Toxins and Public Health Issues
14.Secondary Metabolite Production in Cyanobacteria
15.Renewable Energy Sources: Potential of Microalgae for Production of Environmental Friendly Biofuel
16.Bioremediation of Wastewater and Role of Microalgae
17.Role of Cyanobacterial Oxidases in Bioremediation – An Overview