From Future Food to Cellular Factory


Joël Fleurence, University of Nantes, France

ISBN : 9781786305879

Publication Date : November 2021

Hardcover 178 pp

165.00 USD



Microalgae and cyanobacteria are the first organisms in the oceanic food chain and are essential producers of oxygen and carbon dioxide traps. They are traditional sources of food proteins for Aztec, African and Asian populations, and some of them have even acquired the status of super foods.

Microalgae reviews the biological, ecological and biochemical characteristics of microalgae and cyanobacteria. They are true cellular factories producing substances of interest, such as original pigments, proteins and polysaccharides with biological activities. Their use covers many sectors of human activity including aquaculture, livestock breeding, agri-food, and human and veterinary medicine. This book presents their mode of production and the transformation processes that are applied to them, as well as the traditional and future valorization of algae. As they are a source of lipids and fatty acids, microalgae have become the focus of attention for the development of green fuels, such as biofuel.


1. Biology and Ecology of Microalgae.
2. Production Techniques.
3. Food Valorizations.
4. Valorized Molecules.
5. Extraction Processes.
6. Biotechnological Approaches.

About the authors/editors

Joël Fleurence is a professor at the University of Nantes, France. His research focuses on the valorization of algae. He has contributed to more than 100 international publications, several books and three international patents.

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