Special Issue "Biomolecules from Alga: Biological Effect and Pharmacological Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.
Interests: biochemistry of poly- and oligosaccharides; biosourced materials; biological engineering; biorefinery
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Algae are mainly composed of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and trace nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants, and other elements. These photoautotrophic organisms include eukaryotes (macro- and microalgae) and prokaryotic Cyanobacteria (also called blue-green microalgae) living in various aquatic but also nonaquatic habitats. Algae have the potential to play pivotal roles in remedying the prevailing global energy, environment, and food crisis. Indeed, bioactive compounds from algae such as proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and pigments can be sourced directly from their primary or secondary metabolism. Many of these compounds have been described as having antifungal, antiviral, antialgal, antienzymatic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory capacities, with great potential for the development of new products for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries. This Special Issue encompasses the roles of alga in biomolecule production, including screening of extracts or isolation of new metabolites and assessment of their biological activity.
Prof. Dr. Philippe Michaud
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biomolecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- blue biotechnology
- bioactive compounds