Marine microalgae

Tadashi Matsunaga*, Haruko Takeyama, Hideki Miyashita, Hiroko Yokouchi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

29 Citations (Scopus)


Marine microalgae, the largest primary biomass, have been attracting attention as resources for new metabolites and biotechnologically useful genes. The diversified marine environment harbors a large variety of microalgae. In this paper, the biotechnological aspects and fundamental characteristics of marine microalgae are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Biotechnology I
EditorsRonald Ulber, Yves Le Gal
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 24
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
ISSN (Print)0724-6145


  • Genetic manipulation
  • Marine microalgae
  • Mass cultivation
  • Photoreactor
  • Useful material production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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