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Editors: Leonel Pereira (MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre/IMAR, Institute of Marine Research, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Book Description:
This book aims to report on the status of one of the most important phycocolloids in the food industry (E407 - carrageenan). The natural resources (carrageenophytes) used in its production, methods of extraction, species with great potential, its marine cultivation on the world (Kappaphycus, Eucheuma, etc.), the new chemical analysis techniques of this colloid, the potential of the carrageenan as composing ingredient of nutritional value and therapeutic properties are some of the topics discussed within this book. The information set provided in this book comes from very recent scientific results obtained by research groups of several countries. This information set is useful not solely for the academic community (undergraduate or graduate students, staff and faculty personnel), but also to those individuals involved in the industrial, commercial and medical business of carrageenan. The contributing authors are renowned scientific leaders in the field. This feature associated with the new type of information provided in this book contributes significantly to the high-quality of this publication. (Imprint: Nova)


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“An important and timely compilation of everything you need to know about the most commercially important and versatile seaweed hydrocolloid.” - Professor Michael D. Guiry, AlgaeBase and National University of Ireland





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Table of Contents:
Preface
Leonel Pereira

Chapter 1 pp. 1-16. - Carrageenan: Sources and Extraction Methods
(Sarah Hotchkiss, Ross Campbell and Colin Hepburn, CyberColloids Ltd, Carrigaline Industrial Estate, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 2 pp. 17-50. - Carrageenan Properties and Applications: A Review
(Manuel García Tasende and Juan A. Manríquez-Hernández, Servizo de Innovación Tecnolóxica da Acuicultura. Subdirección Xeral de Acuicultura. Consellería do Mar. Xunta de Galicia. Edificios Administrativos - San Caetano, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 pp. 51-74. - Biodiversity and Biogeography of Commercial Tropical Carrageenophytes in the Southeast Asian Region
(Anicia Q. Hurtado, Phaik-Eem Lim, Ji Tan, Siew-Moi Phang, Iain C. Neish, and Alan T. Critchley, Integrated Services for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries (ISDA) Inc., MacArthur Highway, Tabuc Suba, Jaro Iloilo City, Philippines, and others)

Chapter 4 pp. 75-86. - Culture of Marine Red Alga Kappaphycus Alvarezii (Schimitz) on the Coast of India: Current Scenario
(N.H. Joshi and K.V. Ruparara, Fisheries Research Station, Junagadh Agricultural University, Okha, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 5 pp. 87-100. - Prospects for Carrageenan Production in Tropical Waters of Yucatan Peninsula
(Yolanda Freile-Pelegrín and Daniel Robledo, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Mérida, Departamento de Recursos del Mar, Cordemex, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico)

Chapter 6 pp. 101-146. - A Revision on the Red Alga Dilsea carnosa
(João Filipe Marques and Leonel Pereira, MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre) and IMAR (Institute of Marine Research), Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 7 pp. 147-160. - Morphological, Cytological and Chemical Analysis of the Heterosporous Gigartina pistillata
(Leonel Pereira and Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre) and IMAR (Institute of Marine Research), Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8 pp. 161-188. - Review of the Chemotaxonomic Significance of some Phycocolloids Present in Economically Important Algae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)
(Fabiana Soares, Thierry Chopin and Leonel Pereira, MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre) and IMAR (Institute of Marine Research), Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 9 pp. 189-228. - Chemical Modification of Carrageenans and Application of the Modified Products
(Vanina A. Cosenza, Diego A. Navarro and Carlos A. Stortz, Departamento de Química Orgánica – CIHIDECAR, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 10 pp. 229-244. - The use of Carrageenan in Food
(Sarah Hotchkiss, Mariel Brooks, Ross Campbell, Kevin Philp, and Angie Trius, CyberColloids Ltd, Carrigaline Industrial Estate, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland)

Chapter 11 pp. 245-268. - Biological Activities of Carrageenans against Human Infectious Diseases
(Laura B. Talarico, Carlos A. Pujol and Elsa B. Damonte, Fundación INFANT, Gavilán, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Editor´s Contact Information

Index

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63485-503-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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