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Biofuels from Algae

Methods and Protocols

  • Kristian Spilling

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1980)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jacqueline Jerney, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 1-8
  3. Alexander Golberg, Alexander Liberzon, Edward Vitkin, Zohar Yakhini
    Pages 9-33
  4. Kristian Spilling, Jukka Seppälä
    Pages 41-45
  5. Jaana Koistinen, Mervi Sjöblom, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 63-70
  6. Jaana Koistinen, Mervi Sjöblom, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 71-80
  7. Jaana Koistinen, Mervi Sjöblom, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 81-86
  8. Jaana Koistinen, Mervi Sjöblom, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 87-94
  9. Jaana Koistinen, Mervi Sjöblom, Kristian Spilling
    Pages 95-101
  10. Michele Seghetta, Pietro Goglio
    Pages 103-119
  11. Homa Hosseinzadeh-Bandbafha, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mortaza Aghbashlo, Alawi Sulaiman, Abbas Ghassemi
    Pages 121-151
  12. Mohammad Pooya Naghshbandi, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mortaza Aghbashlo, Muhammad Nauman Aftab, Irfana Iqbal
    Pages 153-172
  13. Mahammed Ilyas Khazi, Zeliha Demirel, Fakhra Liaqat, Meltem Conk Dalay
    Pages 173-179
  14. Emily T. Kostas, Stuart J. Wilkinson, Daniel A. White, David J. Cook
    Pages 181-190
  15. Heli Nygren, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Heiko Rischer
    Pages 215-222

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of different ways to grow algae and the techniques used to start algal cultivation, monitor algal growth, environmental impact of growing algae, and various methods for characterizing the biomass. The chapters in this book discuss a range of topics such as step-by-step protocols on how to isolate and grow algae; descriptions on how to use fluorescence to estimate algal biomass and lipid content; and instructions on using advanced techniques to determine the carbohydrates and lipids in algal biomass. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Biofuels from Algae: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for novice and experienced researchers who want to learn more about this impactful and developing field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kristian Spilling
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Environment InstituteHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biofuels from Algae
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Protocols
  • Editors Kristian Spilling
  • Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Methods Molecular Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-9415-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-9418-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-9416-8
  • Series ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6029
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biotechnology
    Plant Sciences
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