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Overcoming the Biological Contamination in Microalgae and Cyanobacteria Mass Cultivations for Photosynthetic Biofuel Production

by 1, 1,* and 2,*
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The Key Laboratory of Biotechnology for Medicinal Plants of Jiangsu Province and School of Life Science, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou 221116, China
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CAS Key Laboratory of Bio-Based Materials, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266101, China
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Academic Editors: Matteo Guidotti, Raquel Soengas and Hussein Znad
Molecules 2020, 25(22), 5220; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225220
Received: 23 September 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 9 November 2020 / Published: 10 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Review Papers in Green Chemistry)
Microalgae and cyanobacteria have shown significant potential for the development of the next biofuels innovation because of their own characteristics as photosynthetic microorganisms. However, it is confronted with a lot of severe challenges on the economic scaling-up of the microalgae- and cyanobacteria-based biofuels production. One of these major challenges is the lack of a reliable preventing and controlling culture system of biological contamination, which can attack the cell growth or product accumulation causing crashing effects. To increase the commercial viability of microalgae- and cyanobacteria-based biofuels production, overcoming the biological contaminations should be at the top of the priority list. Here, we highlight the importance of two categories of biological contaminations and their controlling strategies in the mass cultivations of microalgae and cyanobacteria, and outline the directions that should be exploited in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: microalgae; cyanobacteria; biofuel; biological contamination; controlling strategy microalgae; cyanobacteria; biofuel; biological contamination; controlling strategy
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Zhu, Z.; Jiang, J.; Fa, Y. Overcoming the Biological Contamination in Microalgae and Cyanobacteria Mass Cultivations for Photosynthetic Biofuel Production. Molecules 2020, 25, 5220. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225220

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Zhu Z, Jiang J, Fa Y. Overcoming the Biological Contamination in Microalgae and Cyanobacteria Mass Cultivations for Photosynthetic Biofuel Production. Molecules. 2020; 25(22):5220. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225220

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Zhu, Zhi, Jihong Jiang, and Yun Fa. 2020. "Overcoming the Biological Contamination in Microalgae and Cyanobacteria Mass Cultivations for Photosynthetic Biofuel Production" Molecules 25, no. 22: 5220. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25225220

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