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Essentials of Marine Biotechnology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 1-21
  3. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 23-53
  4. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 55-78
  5. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 79-107
  6. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 109-144
  7. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 145-196
  8. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 297-344
  9. Se-Kwon Kim
    Pages 345-380
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 417-477

About this book


This textbook introduces marine biotechnology by collecting the key knowledge on genetics, fish breeding, genetic diversity, seaweed production and microalgae biotechnology, and explores marine biomaterials and how they can benefit human health. Covering the latest applications of marine biotechnology in natural product development, genomics, transgenic technology, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceutical development, it particularly focuses on future biological resources, developing functional materials from marine life, production of marine bioenergy and marine microbial resources and biotechnology.

The author explains the structure of the book in an introductory note, and each chapter offers a detailed overview and conclusion to help readers better grasp the acquired knowledge. Lastly, the final part provides a comprehensive glossary with brief explanations of the key concepts in marine biotechnology.

Written by a leading expert in the field with more than 30 years of teaching experience, this book broadens students’ understanding of the basics and recent developments in marine biotechnology.


Marine Bioindustry Microalgae Biotechnology Marine Bioenergy Production Marine functional products Marine microbiology Bioactive Substances from Marine microorganisms Seaweed Marine Cosmaceuticals Marine Omics Marine Glycobiology Marine Nutraceuticals Marine Proteins and Peptides Aquaculture Fish Breeding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine Life Science, College of Ocean Science and TechnologyKorea Maritime and Ocean UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Se-Kwon Kim has more than 40 years of experience as a marine biochemist, working in the field of marine bioprocess and biotechnology. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University and a Research Advisor at the Kolmar Korea Company. He held a marine biochemistry professorship at the Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Technology, and was also the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center at the Pukyong National University, South Korea. Prof. Kim obtained his PhD from the Pukyong National University, before joining the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA) for postdoctoral research. From 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His research has been published in more than 650 original papers, 70 books and 120 patents.

Prof. Kim's major research interests include bioactive substances derived from marine organisms and their various applications (e.g. as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals or for dietary supplements).

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