Seaweeds or marine macroalgae are the only source in the production of phytochemicals, such as agar, carrageenan and alginate, widely used as gelling, stabilizing and thickening agents in many industries such as food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, dairy products, textiles, paper, paints and varnish, etc. Algae occur in the intertidal, shallow and deep waters of the sea up to 200m deep and in estuaries and backwaters. They grow on rocks, dead corals, rocks, pebbles, solid substrates and other plants. Based on the type of pigments as well as external and internal structures, marine algae are divided into green (phylum Chlorophyta), brown (phylum Ochrophyta, class Phaeophyceae) and red (phylum Rhodophyta) algae. Seaweed contains many trace elements, minerals, proteins, iodine, bromine, vitamins and numerous other bioactive substances.
The purpose of this special issue is to bring together articles related to the traditional, current and future uses of marine macroalgae in the areas of food and biotechnology, including nutraceutical, pharmacy and cosmetics, together with other traditional uses such as agriculture and direct use in nutrition for people and animals.
Dr. Leonel Pereira
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.
- Open Access Original ResearchDetermination of Vitamin B12 and Folate Compounds in Commercially Available Edible Seaweed ProductsKyohei Koseki, Ryusei Yoshimura, Koki Ido, Kiho Katsuura, ... Fumio WatanabeFront. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2023, 15(2), 10; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.fbe150201011Downloads28Views
- Open Access Original ResearchProximate Composition, Physicochemical and Microbiological Characterization of Edible Seaweeds Available in the Portuguese MarketBruno Miguel Campos, Edgar Ramalho, Isa Marmelo, João Paulo Noronha, ... Mário Sousa DinizFront. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2022, 14(4), 26; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.fbe140402690Downloads192Views
- Open Access Original ResearchThe Influence of Applications of Bio-Inputs Derived from Macroalgae and Bacteria on a Phaseolus vulgaris L. CropBruno Marques, Kiril Bahcevandziev, Paulo César de Melo, Alan T. CritchleyFront. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2022, 14(3), 21; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.fbe140302156Downloads123Views
- Open Access Original ResearchApplication of green silver nanoparticles synthesized from the red seaweeds Halymenia porphyriformis and Solieria robusta against oral pathogenic bacteria by using microscopic techniqueKhadija Dilawaiz Khan, Uzma Hanif, Iram Liaqat, Shabnum Shaheen, ... Marriam Dilawaiz KhanFront. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2022, 14(2), 13; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.fbe1402013100Downloads2Citations178Views