Marine microalgae

Tsuyoshi Tanaka*, Masaki Muto, Yue Liang, Tomoko Yoshino, Tadashi Matsunaga

*Corresponding author for this work

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Marine microalgae, the largest primary producer in the marine system, have been attracting wide attention as potential resources of new metabolites and biofuels. Whole genome sequencing and genetic modifications of microalgae have been rapidly advancing during the last few decades. In this chapter, the diversity of marine microalgae, the microalgal natural components, and the biotechnologies associated with microalgae are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783642539718
ISBN (Print)9783642539701
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Medicine
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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