Special Issue "The Path to Sustainable Production and Application of Algae"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: microalgal biotechnology; lipids; metabolic engineering; microalgae
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Interests: Specializes in fish health and the application of microalgal to improve the health of fish, including: immunomodulation by dietary supplementation with microalgae; disease-treatment using microalgal-derived therapeutants
Interests: stress physiology of photosynthetic organisms; microalgal biology and biotechnology; sustainable using of nutrients; non-invasive monitoring of microalgae
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Over the last several decades, cultivation of microalgae has evolved into a globally established, economically important branch of biotechnology. Microalgal biotechnology and its derived technologies are now considered among the most promising responses to global challenges. Currently most mature and commercially successful are the microalgae-based processes for the production of nutraceuticals (carotenoids and fatty acids), fine chemicals (including potential therapeutants), cosmetic ingredients, feed and food ingredients. Microalgae can be cultured by sustainable methods thus providing a wide range of health beneficial metabolites from natural sources with lesser environmental impact. Significant increase in biomass productivity is needed to reach economic viability of algal production. Algal cultivation shows a great potential for efficient recovery of nutrients and carbon from waste and side streams, thereby contributing to the circular bio-economy for improved resource management, particularly in arid environments. Economic viability of algal biotechnology can be improved by increasing productivity and by selecting species that produce high-value compounds that are beneficial for human and animal health.
This Special Issue is intended to integrate the progress in overcoming the current barriers for improving the efficiency of microalgal biotechnologies and their practical implementation. We welcome contributions deepening on the mechanistic insights into the key determinants of microalgal productivity and stress resilience, as well as on application in aquaculture. In addition to full-length research articles we would be happy to consider your minireviews summarizing the recent progress in the field after prior negotiation of the topic with the editors of the Special Issue.
This issue is planned to be associated with a session at Drylands, Deserts and Desertification 2020, The 7th International Conference, 15–19 November 2020 https://dddconf.org/. This issue is also open for submissions by scholars besides participants of this meeting.Prof. Dr. Inna Khozin-Goldberg
Prof. Dr. Dina Zilberg
Prof. Dr. Alexei Solovchenko
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- health benefits
- stress tolerance
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Snow Microalga Chloromonas reticulata as a Potential Source of Carotenoids
Authors: O.V. Dymova, I.V. Novakovskaya, E.N. Patova, A.D. Patova, D.A. Postelnii and A.A. Petychov
Abstract: The optimal cultivation parameters were determined for a green microalgae strain, Chloromonas reticulata SYKOA Ch-054-11, isolated from the red snow samples collected in the Subpolar Urals and stored in a collection of living algae cultures of Institute of Biology of Komi of the Komi Scientific Center, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of carotenoids in the microalgae cells was performed. The concentration of carotenoids reached 63.5 ± 6.5 μg/ml under cultivated laboratory conditions. The cells of studied algae synthesized β-carotene (precursor to astaxanthin), xanthophylls – neoxanthin and lutein, and pigments of the violaxanthin cycle (violaxanthin, antheraxanthin, zeaxanthin). Induction of astaxanthin synthesis was observed under the high light conditions (500 μmol m−2 s−1). The mixotrophy of the algae was experimentally confirmed in the study.
Keywords: Chloromonas reticulata; algae; carotenoids; astaxanthin; high light; temperature