Marine microalgae

Tadashi Matsunaga, Haruko Takeyama, Hideki Miyashita, Hiroko Yokouchi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

22 Citations (Scopus)


Marine microalgae, the largest primary biomass, have been attracting attention as resources for new metabolites and biotechnologically useful genes. The diversified marine environment harbors a large variety of microalgae. In this paper, the biotechnological aspects and fundamental characteristics of marine microalgae are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Biotechnology I
EditorsRonald Ulber, Yves Le Gal
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 24

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
ISSN (Print)0724-6145



  • Genetic manipulation
  • Marine microalgae
  • Mass cultivation
  • Photoreactor
  • Useful material production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Cite this

Matsunaga, T., Takeyama, H., Miyashita, H., & Yokouchi, H. (2005). Marine microalgae. In R. Ulber, & Y. Le Gal (Eds.), Marine Biotechnology I (pp. 165-188). (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology; Vol. 96).