Research and Markets: Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition

Featuring recognized academic and industrial experts in this cutting-edge field, this book reviews single cell oils (SCO) currently in the market. The text mainly focuses on the production of the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, Arachidonic acid, and Docosahexaenoinc acid. All chapters provide up to date references for navigating the vast amount of historic data available in the field. The authors provide real world examples of the commercial development and applications of various SCO in a variety of fields, from food ingredients and disease treatment to aquaculture and fish farming.

It covers the essential information in this fast moving field giving details of the production of all the major SCOs, their extraction, purification, applications and safety evaluations. In addition, this new edition includes major coverage of the potential of SCOs for biofuels that may be of key significance in the coming years.

Single Cell Oils for the 21st Century

Part 2. Production of Single Cell Oils Using Heterotrophically Grown Microorganisms

Arachidonic Acid-Producing Mortierella alpina: Creation of Mutants, Isolation of the Related Enzyme Genes, and Molecular Breeding

Metabolic Engineering of an Oleaginous Yeast for the Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Development of a Docosahexaenoic Acid Production Technology Using Schizochytrium: Historical Perspective and Update

Arachidonic Acid: Fermentative Production by Mortierella Fungi

Production of Single Cell Oils by Dinoflagellates

Alternative Carbon Sources for Heterotrophic Production of Docosahexaenoic Acid by the Marine Alga Crypthecodinium cohnii

Production of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Using Heterotrophically Grown Microalgae

Downstream Processing, Extraction, and Purification of Single Cell Oils

Searching for Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Rich Photosynthetic Microalgae

Carotenoid Production Using Microorganisms

Survey of Commercial Developments of Microalgae as Biodiesel Feedstock

Algae Oils for Biofuels: Chemistry, Physiology, and Production

Production of Lipids for Biofuels Using Bacteria

Safety Evaluation of Single Cell Oils and the Regulatory Requirements for Use as Food Ingredients

Nutritional Aspects of Single Cell Oils: Applications of Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Oils

Recent Developments in the Human Nutrition of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Single Cell Oils

Applications of Single Cell Oils for Animal Nutrition

Applications of Single Cell Oils for Aquaculture

Future Development of Single Cell Oils


Zvi Cohen and Colin Ratledge

Source: AOCS Press