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The book contains the proceedings of a workshop on the Technology and Biotechnology of algal polysaccharides held in Trieste (IT) on 12 and 13 September 1997 in the frame-work of COST Action 49 (use of marine primary biomass). The workshop was aimed at the discussion on the technological future of seaweed polysaccharides. A number of experts both from industry and academia contributed to the discussion on the future trends of different aspects of the technology of agars, carrageenans and alginates. Both traditional and new possible applications based on these products were carefully reviewed. The range offered by the book is very large spanning from investigation on seaweed-cultivation conditions to the use of enzymes to upgrade native polymers. A specific chapter is devoted to the challenges created by technological microbial polysaccharides. The potentials offered by polysaccharides produced by some microalgae is also included.

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Authors: CRESCENZI V, University of La Sapienza (IT);RIZZO R, University of La Sapienza (IT);SKAJEL-BRAEK G (EDITORS), University of La Sapienza (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18951 EN (1999), 150pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7092-8
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