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Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology

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  • A research- and application-oriented handbook of marine biotechnology

  • Describes the state-of-the-art in methods, products and applications of marine biotechnology

  • An authoritative desk-reference for scientists and practitioners in all fields of marine biotechnology

  • Covers all relevant aspects: from the sources and tools for isolating marine bioproducts, over their production, to applications e.g. in pharmacy or for the production of bioenergy

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (66 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 0-0
  2. Introduction to Marine Biotechnology

    • Se-Kwon Kim, Jayachandran Venkatesan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Marine Flora and Fauna

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Marine Fungal Diversity and Bioprospecting

      • Murugaiyan Kalaiselvam
      Pages 13-25
    3. Diversity of Marine Phototorophs

      • Hideaki Miyashita
      Pages 27-34
    4. Marine Viruses

      • Jeeva Subbiah
      Pages 35-49
    5. Marine Microalgae

      • Tadashi Matsunaga, Tomoko Yoshino, Yue Liang, Masaki Muto, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
      Pages 51-63
    6. Corals

      • Mohammad Kazem Khalesi
      Pages 179-217
    7. Marine Sponges – Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

      • Alan D. W. Dobson, Stephen A. Jackson, Jonathan Kennedy, Lekha Menon Margassery, Burkhardt Flemer, Niall O’Leary et al.
      Pages 219-254
  4. Tools and Methods in Marine Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255
    2. Bioinformatic Techniques on Marine Genomics

      • A. Mir Bilal, H. Mir Sajjad, Inho Choi, Yoon-Bo Shim
      Pages 295-306
    3. Microbial Bioprospecting in Marine Environments

      • Mariana Lozada, Hebe M. Dionisi
      Pages 307-326
    4. Transgenic Technology in Marine Organisms

      • Thomas T. Chen, Chun-Mean Lin, Maria J. Chen, Jay H. Lo, Pinwen P. Chiou, Hong-Yi Gong et al.
      Pages 387-412
    5. Marine Enzymes – Production & Applications

      • Kai Muffler, Barindra Sana, Joydeep Mukherjee, Roland Ulber
      Pages 413-429
    6. Biofouling Control by Quorum Quenching

      • Vipin C. Kalia, Prasun Kumar, Shunmughiah T. K. Pandian, Prince Sharma
      Pages 431-440
    7. Detection of Invasive Species

      • Nathan J. Bott
      Pages 441-453
  5. Marine Genomics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 455-455

About this book

This Springer Handbook provides, for the first time, a complete and consistent overview over the methods, applications, and products in the field of marine biotechnology. A large portion of the surface of the earth (ca. 70%) is covered by the oceans. More than 80% of the living organisms on the earth are found in aquatic ecosystems. The aquatic systems thus constitute a rich reservoir for various chemical materials and (bio-)chemical processes.

Edited by a renowned expert with a longstanding experience, and including over 60 contributions from leading international scientists, the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology is a major authoritative desk reference for everyone interested or working in the field of marine biotechnology and bioprocessing - from undergraduate and graduate students, over scientists and teachers, to professionals.

Marine biotechnology is concerned with the study of biochemical materials and processes from marine sources, that play a vital role in the isolation of novel drugs, and to bring them to industrial and pharmaceutical development. Today, a multitude of bioprocess techniques is employed to isolate and produce marine natural compounds, novel biomaterials, or proteins and enzymes from marine organisms, and to bring them to applications as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutraceuticals, or for the production of bioenergy from marine sources. All these topics are addressed by the Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnology.

The book is divided into ten parts. Each part is consistently organized, so that the handbook provides a sound introduction to marine biotechnology - from historical backgrounds and the fundamentals, over the description of the methods and technology, to their applications - but it can also be used as a reference work.

Key topics include:
- Marine flora and fauna
- Tools and methods in marine biotechnology
- Marine genomics
- Marine microbiology
- Bioenergy and biofuels
- Marine bioproducts in industrial applications
- Marine bioproducts in medical and pharmaceutical applications
- and many more...

Reviews

“Marine Biotech‘s key aims is ‘to be useful as readable desk reference book to give a fast and comprehensive overview and easy retrieval of essential reliable key information, including tables, graphs, and bibliographies.’ … It is therefore important to have books such as Marine Biotech to present the drawing together of information about specific research to give the non-specialist that necessary topical overview and updating.” (Nigel Chaffey, Annals of Botany, aobblog.com, April, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Marine-Bio. Convergence Science Specialized Graduate School Science & Technology Convergence Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea

    Se-Kwon Kim

About the editor

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 holds a professorship of marine biochemistry at the Pukyong National University, Pusan, South Korea and is the director of the Marine Bioprocess Research Center in Pusan, Korea. Prof. Kim obtained his PhD from the Pukyong National University, before joining the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA) for postdoctoral research. In 1999-2000, he has been visiting professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. To date, his research has been documented in more than 450 original research papers, 76 patents and several books.

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

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