Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides

1st Edition

Antonio Trincone

CRC Press
April 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 536 Pages - 52 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138103078 - CAT# K34957

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Summary

The potential in bioactivity of marine polysaccharides has long been considered an underexploited aspect. These molecules  found in seaweed, microalgae, bacteria, and animal fish (shellfish, mollusks, etc.) and the derived oligosaccharides need to be explored more thoroughly with an interdisciplinary approach. They are an extraordinary source of chemical diversity and literature highlights many applicative fields including the food industry, cosmetics, biomedicine, agriculture, environmental protection, wastewater management, etc. More recently, a new challenge such as the exploitation of marine biomass as the source of sustainable energy to participate in the future replacement of fossil resources has emerged.  Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides was prepared with the idea to provide insight into the recent research developments of marine polysaccharides and their current and potential applications.

The first section of the book is dedicated to the exploration of the marine polysaccharides diversity, treated under various angles including the description of the chemical complexity, current applications and new perspectives in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and biomaterials offered by recent researches. Efficient valorization of the marine polysaccharide biomass requires a rigorous analysis of the polysaccharides structure and their biological properties. The second section concerns the development of extraction techniques and the improvement of the methods aiming at the characterization of their structure and function. Finally, the last section is articulated around enzymatic technologies from the discovery of novel enzymes to their production pipelines related to the fields of biorefinery, food industry, pharmaceutics, and other fine chemicals.

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