Recently, algae both macro and micro algae have received considerable attention due to their increasing economic importance as source of biochemical, drugs and bioactive compounds and their functions as a healthy and safe alternative source for food additives, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and so forth.
Until now, among different types of algae, a few species have been identified to be useful for commercial application. Therefore, identification and characterisation of algae are Still relatively new scientific areas and need more searching and evaluating.
Here, you can find some applications of algae in various industries. As components and functions of algae are very extensive, I have brought just some important and remarkable applications of algae on the below table.
Some sources to get more information:
- Stengel et al., 2011. Algal chemodiversity and biodiversity
- Gomes et al., 2008. Molecular mechanisms of anti-inflammatory activity mediated by flavonoids
- Galasso et al., 2019. Microalgal derivatives as potential nutraceutical and food supplements for human health: A focus on cancer prevention and interception