A Glimpse into Future Research on Microalgae Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology
Caroppo, Carmela (editor)
Pagliara, Patrizia (editor)
Microalgae are photosynthetic unicellular microorganisms that represent an extremely important component of the aquatic ecosystem productivity, diversity, and functioning. Moreover, these microorganisms, using a network of signals, interact with all the other organisms present in their environment. Signals are often secondary metabolites that play an important role in competition, defense, attraction, and signaling. These molecules are recognized for having bioactive properties, but some of them are still largely underexplored and underexploited. This Special Issue focuses on studies aimed to improve knowledge on microalgal ecology (diversity and dynamics) in aquatic ecosystems, as well as on their capacity to produce bioactive compounds with potential biotechnological applications.
Keywordsmicroalgae-bacteria consortia; predation; raceway pond; bubble column reactors; nitrogen removal; productivity; centrate; molecular tools.; picocyanobacteria toxicity; Cyanobium; Synechococcus; Artemia salina; sea urchin embryos; HeLa cell line; microcystin; BMAA; harmful algal blooms; bioremediation; filtration activity; polychaetes; dinoflagellates; Spirulina; phycocyanin; extraction; ultrafiltration; diafiltration; phytoplankton; highly-mineralized water; gypsum karst lake; community; structural variables; diversity indices; spirulina; Arthrospira maxima; glyphosate; proteomics; resistance; biodiversity; biovolume; cell size; eutrophication; mesocosm; temperature; nitrogen pollution; climate change; imaging flow cytometry; n/a; biofilters; cyanobacteria; microalgae; single-cell protein; rumen function; bioactive compounds; photobiocatalysis; Emiliania huxleyi; CO2; coccolithophores; Idiomarina abyssalis; Brachybacterium sp.; phytoplankton–bacteria interactions; changing ocean; functional profiling of marine bacteria
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2023
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Botany & plant sciences