Special Issue "Algal Cultivation for Obtaining High-Value Products"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biotechnology Related to Drug Discovery or Production".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 2281
Interests: carotenoids; polyphenols; antioxidants; microalgae; plants; photosynthesis
Interests: microalgae; photosynthesis; photobioreactor; fluorescence; immobilisation; photofermentation
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Interest in the employment of High-Value Products from natural sources for application in human health, the food and cosmetics industry, and animal feed has increased significantly as consumers opt for natural ingredients and show concerns about the toxic effects of synthetic compounds.
Photosynthetic organisms have evolved different strategies to survive under complex and extreme environmental conditions (high light, high salinity, extreme temperature, nutrient deficiency, UV- radiation) by adapting their metabolism.
Various species of algae are capable of producing a large amount of secondary metabolites such as carotenoids, polyphenols and essential oils, which have a wide range of therapeutic properties, due to their antioxidant activity. This peculiarity may depend mainly on the species, strains, genetic diversity and/or abiotic stress. For this reason, numerous studies have been carried out to increase knowledge in this field and to optimize the recovery of natural antioxidant compounds under different growing conditions and with different stress factors. This Special Issue focuses on promoting algae capable of producing High-Value Products, as well as cultivation technologies, strategies and growth conditions that will lead to the popularization of these compounds; techniques for the extraction and purification of these compounds and their potential applications will also be explored.
Dr. Cecilia Faraloni
Dr. Eleftherios Touloupakis
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