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Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology

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Kim, Se-Kwon (Ed.)

2015, 1560 p. 580 illus. in color.

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  • A research- and application-oriented handbook of marine biotechnology
  • Describes the state-of-the-art in methods, products and applications of marine biotechnology
  • An authoritative desk-reference for scientists and practitioners in all fields of marine biotechnology
  • Covers all relevant aspects: from the sources and tools for isolating marine bioproducts, over their production, to applications e.g. in pharmacy or for the production of bioenergy

The Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology provides, for the first time, a complete and consistent overview of the methods, applications, and products of marine biotechnology. Since a large portion of the surface of the earth is covered by the oceans and more than 80% of living organisms are found in aquatic ecosystems, they constitute a rich reservoir for various chemical materials and (bio-)chemical processes. Marine biotechnology studies these biochemical materials and processes from marine sources and makes them available to applications as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutraceuticals as well as for the production of bioenergy and biofuels. Edited by Prof. Dr. Se-Kwon Kim, a renowned expert with a longstanding experience, and including over 60 chapters from leading international scientists, this handbook is a major authoritative desk reference for everyone interested or working in the field of marine biotechnology and bioprocessing.

The handbook is divided into 10 parts. Part A: Marine Flora and Fauna. Part B: Tools and Methods in Marine Biotechnology. Part C: Marine Genomics. Part D: Marine Algal Biotechnology. Part E: Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology. Part F: Marine-Derived Metabolites. Part G: Application of Marine Biotechnology. Part H: Bioenergy and Biofuels. Part I: Biomedical Applications. Part J: Industrial Applications.

Key topics include:
- Marine flora and fauna
- Tools and methods in marine biotechnology
- Marine genomics
- Marine microbiology
- Bioenergy and biofuels
- Marine bioproducts for industrial applications
- Marine bioproducts for medical and pharmaceutical applications
- and many more...

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biomedical Application of Marine Biotechnology - Industrial Application of Marine Biotechnology - Marine Algal Technology - Marine Bioenergy and Biofuels - Marine Biomaterials - Marine Derived Metabolites - Marine Microbiology - Marine Natural Products - Marine Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals - Tools and Methods in Marine Biotechnology

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biotechnology - Environmental Chemistry - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Part A Marine Flora and Fauna
Marine Fungal Diversity.- Diversity of Marine Phototrophs.-Marine Viruses.- Marine Microalgae.- Seaweed Flora of the European North Atlantic.- Corals.- Marine Sponges - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Part B Tools and Methods
Bioprocess Engineering of Phototrophic Marine Organism.- Bioinformatic Techniques in Marine Genomics.- Bioprospection of Marine Microorganisms.- Cultures of Marine Microorganisms.- Transgenic Technology in Marine Organisms.- Marine Enzymes.- Quorum Sensing and Quenching.- Detection of Invasive Species
Part C Genomics
Marine Metagenomics.- Proteomics in Marine Biotechnology.- Marine Metagenome.- Microfluidic Systems.- Genome Mining
Part D Algal Technology
Sulphated Algal Polysaccharides.- Iodine in Seaweeds - Research History.- Marine Macrophytes.- Removal of Heavy Metals
Part E Microbiology and Biotechnology
Microbial Biotechnology.- Actinomycetes in Biodiscovery.- Biotransformation of Nitriles
Part F Derived Metabolites
Marine Natural Products.- Biocatalysts from Aplysia.- Anti-Microbial Peptides.- Fungal Metabolites.- Dinoflagellates-Associated Human Poisoning.- Carotenoids Derived from Seaweeds.- Cnidarians - Bioactive Compounds.- Lipids from Tropical Marine Sponges.- Marine Biotoxins.- Microbial Enzymes.- Polysaccharides from Marine Organisms
Part G Applications of Marine Biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals.- Functional Food.- Nutraceuticals.- Cosmeceuticals.- Fatty Acids.- Selenium-Containing Antioxidant Selenoneine.- Alginate Oigosaccharides.- Plant Pest Management
Part H Bioenergy and Biofuels
Blue Biotechnology for Marine Bioenergy.- Marine Algal Biotechnology and Bioenergy.- Marine Bioenergy and Biofuels.- Antifouling Materials for Water Treatment
Part I Biomedical Applications
Marine Biomaterials.-Gene Delivery.- Marine Microorganisms in Nanoparticles.- Therapeutics and Medical Diagnostics.- Biosensors.- Biomineralization
Part J Industrial Applications
Functional Feeds in Aquaculture.- Mussel-Derived Bioadhesives.- Marine Silicon Biotechnology.- Microalgal Biotechnology.- Biofouling and Biocorrosion

Subject Index.- Acknowledgements.- About the Authors

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Distribution rights for India: Mehul Book Sales, Mumbai, India

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