Algal Biology and Biotechnology, 1/e
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Algal Biology and Biotechnology, 1/e

Editor : JIS Khattar , DP Singh & Gurpreet Kaur
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9789380026190
Pages : 278
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 0.80   kg
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  • About the Book
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  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

In the recent past, many advances have been made in the field of biology and biotechnology of algae, especially microalgae. 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

Salient Features:

  • A compilation of 17 chapters, the book encompasses information on advances made in the fields of algal taxonomy, physiology and biotechnology.
  • The subject matter explains various aspects of algae, particularly cyanobacteria, including the roles they play and the challenges faced.
  • The book is contributed by about 50 eminent scientists and academicians.

  • Morpho-taxonomy of Coccoid Cyanobacteria
  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Molecular Approaches for Biodiversity Analysis
  • Cyanobacteria and Micro-algae on Building Facades and Stone Surface of Monuments – An Ecophysiological Prospective
  • Some Secrets of Ubiquity in Cyanobacteria
  • Akinete Differentiation in Cyanobacteria
  • Nitrogen Metabolism in Cyanobacteria
  • Developments in Cyanobacterial Biofertilizer
  • Distribution, Preservation and Maintenance of Cyanobacterial Diversity and their Application as Biofertilizer
  • Cyanobacterial Diversity in Wheat Fields: Taxonomic and Functional Aspects
  • Microalgae: A Source of Natural Colours
  • A Decade Odyssey with Cyanobacteria: As a Source of Bioactive Molecules and a Model for Salt Stress Study
  • Seaweeds: A Survey of Research and Utilization
  • Cyanobacterial Toxins and Public Health Issues
  • Secondary Metabolite Production in Cyanobacteria
  • Renewable Energy Sources: Potential of Microalgae for Production of Environmental Friendly Biofuel
  • Bioremediation of Wastewater and Role of Microalgae
  • Role of Cyanobacterial Oxidases in Bioremediation – An Overview
  • Index

JIS Khattar :- J.I.S. Khattar is a Professor of Botany at Punjabi University, Patiala. He did his postgraduation
and doctorate from the Punjabi University, Patiala. He is serving this university
since 1990. His main research interests include physiology and biochemistry of
cyanobacteria, bioremediation of heavy metals and pesticide degradation by
cyanobacteria. He has 18 years of teaching and 25 years of research experience. He has
published research papers in international and national journals of repute. He is member of
various scientific bodies. He has completed/is handling various research projects
sponsored by CSIR and UGC, New Delhi

DP Singh :- D.P. Singh is a Lecturer in the Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala since
January, 2006. He was educated at post-graduate and doctorate level at Punjabi University,
Patiala. His field of research includes study of diversity, physiology and biochemistry of
cyanobacteria. His interests also include pesticide toxicity to and degradation by
cyanobacteria. He has 10 years of teaching and 15 years of research experience. He has
published research papers in various international and national journals of repute.

Gurpreet Kaur :- Gurpreet Kaur joined the Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala as a Lecturer
in January, 2006. She did her M. Sc. and Ph.D. from the Punjabi University, Patiala. She
has 5 years of teaching and 10 years of research experience. Her main research interests
are physiology and biochemistry of cyanobacteria. She has published research papers in
reputed international and national journals.

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