Novel Sulfated Polysaccharides of Red Microalgae: Basics and Applications

Shoshana Malis Arad, Dorit van Moppes

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Abstract

The development of the biotechnology for red microalgae polysaccharides requires an interdisciplinary approach and concerted efforts involving large-scale cultivation of the algae, chemical characterization of the polysaccharide, an environmental understanding, and molecular-genetic developments. Due to concerted efforts in these directions, the sulfated polysaccharides of the red microalgae have already found applications in the cosmetics industry, and the development of pharmaceutical applications is underway. Future R&D directions are likely to be focused on bringing to fruition the vast potential of red microalgae as "cell factories," for protein production and delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Microalgal Culture
Subtitle of host publicationApplied Phycology and Biotechnology: Second Edition
Publisherwiley
Pages406-416
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781118567166
ISBN (Print)9780470673898
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • algae products
  • cell wall polysaccharides
  • microalgae cultivation
  • red microalgae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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