The Physiology of Microalgae

  • Michael A. Borowitzka
  • John Beardall
  • John A. Raven

Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Algae Cell

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vilém Zachleder, Kateřina Bišová, Milada Vítová
      Pages 3-46
    3. David S. Domozych
      Pages 47-63
  3. The Fundamental Physiological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Anthony W. Larkum
      Pages 67-87
    3. John Beardall, John A. Raven
      Pages 89-99
    4. Namita Khanna, Patrícia Raleiras, Peter Lindblad
      Pages 101-127
    5. John A. Raven, John Beardall
      Pages 129-140
  4. Nutrients and Their Acquisition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. John A. Raven, Mario Giordano
      Pages 143-154
    3. Mario Giordano, Laura Prioretti
      Pages 185-209
    4. Antonietta Quigg
      Pages 211-231
    5. Adrian Marchetti, Maria T. Maldonado
      Pages 233-279
    6. Hiroya Araie, Yoshihiro Shiraiwa
      Pages 281-288
    7. Zoe V. Finkel
      Pages 289-300
    8. Alison R. Taylor, Colin Brownlee
      Pages 301-318
  5. Algae Interactions with Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Michael A. Borowitzka
      Pages 321-357
    3. Richa, Rajeshwar P. Sinha, Donat-P. Häder
      Pages 373-409
  6. Secondary Metabolites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Inna Khozin-Goldberg
      Pages 413-484
    3. John K. Volkman
      Pages 485-505
    4. Einar Skarstad Egeland
      Pages 507-563
    5. Cristiana G. O. Dal’Molin, Lars K. Nielsen
      Pages 591-598
  7. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 599-599
  8. Systematics and Taxonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 653-653
    2. Michael A. Borowitzka
      Pages 655-681

About this book


This book covers the state-of-the-art of microalgae physiology and biochemistry (and the several –omics). It serves as a key reference work for those working with microalgae, whether in the lab, the field, or for commercial applications. It is aimed at new entrants into the field (i.e. PhD students) as well as experienced practitioners.

It has been over 40 years since the publication of a book on algal physiology. Apart from reviews and chapters no other comprehensive book on this topic has been published. Research on microalgae has expanded enormously since then, as has the commercial exploitation of microalgae. This volume thoroughly deals with the most critical physiological and biochemical processes governing algal growth and production.


Nutrition Photosynthesis Secondary metabolism Large-scale culture Chemical interactions

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Borowitzka
    • 1
  • John Beardall
    • 2
  • John A. Raven
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Veterinary and Life SciencesMurdoch University, Algae R&D CentreMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.Division of Plant BiologyUniversity of Dundee at the James HuttonDundeeUnited Kingdom

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