Algal Polysaccharides. Innovative Extraction Technologies, Health Benefits and Industrial Applications

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Title: Algal Polysaccharides. Innovative Extraction Technologies, Health Benefits and Industrial Applications
Authors: Clemente-Carazo, M.Sanchez, V.Condon-Abanto, S.García-Vaquero, Marco
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Date: 12-Jul-2019
Online since: 2020-03-05T14:57:25Z
Abstract: Microalgae are largely exploited due to their rich composition in high-value compounds such as carbohydrates. Algal polysaccharides and oligosaccharides offer enormous potential industrial applications due to their wide range of biological activities. The production and chemical structure of microalgal carbohydrates will vary depending on the species or strains and the culture conditions (i.e. temperature, pH and light). Moreover, microalgae are able to accumulate and/or excrete intra- and extra-cellular carbohydrates. Due to the wide heterogeneity of these compounds, the extraction and purification processes are challenging stages in the downstream processing of microalgal polysaccharides. This chapter focuses on the extraction and purification approaches to obtain carbohydrates from microalgae together with the biological activities and potential industrial applications of these compounds.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Ministerio de economía, industria y competitividad (MINECO)
Agencia estatal de investigación (AEI)
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright (published version): 2020 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: MicroalgaeNutritionExtraction
DOI: 10.1201/9780429054242
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Ravishankar, G.A. and Rao Ambati, R. (eds.). Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals: Volume I Food, Health and Nutraceutical Applications
ISBN: 9780429623431
Appears in Collections:Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

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