Editors: Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeeewa, Thilina Uduwaka Jayawardena, Kalahe Hewage Iresha Nadeeka Madushani Herath, You-Jin Jeon

The Role of Seaweeds in Blue Bioeconomy

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ISBN: 978-981-5223-65-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5223-64-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2024
DOI: 10.2174/97898152236441240101

Introduction

This comprehensive volume is a review on the pivotal role of seaweeds in the blue bioeconomy. It begins by introducing the blue bioeconomy concept which encompasses the use of renewable biological marine resources to produce food, materials and energy. The book then continues to explore the applications of seaweeds. Chapters cover the biomedical applications (nutraceuticals), functional applications (functional ingredients, biofertilizers), and commercial applications (cosmeceuticals, animal feeds) of seaweeds. Each chapter is structured into sections to provide an easy to understand summary of respective topics, with detailed discussions that reveal the intricate nature of seaweeds. The book shares perspectives from experts in environmental science and biology, with references for advanced readers. The book is for anyone who wants to understand the role of seaweeds in the bioeconomy and for sustainable development.

Readership

Industrialists, policymakers, scientists, students and science readers.

Preface

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Kalahe Hewage Iresha Nadeeka Madushani Herath, Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa, Thilina Uduwaka Jayawardena, You-Jin Jeon
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List of Contributors

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A Basic Introduction to Blue Bioeconomy

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Kalahe Hewage Iresha Nadeeka Madushani Herath, Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa*

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What is Seaweed? General Facts about Seaweeds

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Dinusha Shiromala Dissanayake, Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa, Thilina Uduwaka Jayawardena*

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Potential Blue Bioresources to Develop Functional Foods

- Pp. 25-51 (27)
Dinusha Shiromala Dissanayake, Thilina Uduwaka Jayawardena, Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa*

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Seaweed Metabolites as a Novel Source of Drugs to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

- Pp. 52-79 (28)
Shashikamali Wasana Sampath Walimuni, Kuda Kankanamage Hansani Niroshika, Yenisha Thisarani Senaweera, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda*

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Structure of Fucoidan and Isolation Techniques

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Mihidukulasuriya Jude Michael Shehan Kurera, Dineth Pramuditha Nagahawatta, You-Jin Jeon*

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Functional Proteins Isolated from Seaweeds

- Pp. 98-116 (19)
Welivitiye Kankanamge Malithi Omeka, Dileepa Sripal Liyanage, Satharasinghe Arachchige Kumudini Priyamala Lakmali, Jehee Lee*

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Seaweed as a Functional Food to Increase Digestive Tract Health

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Nisansala Madushani Liyanage, Dineth Pramuditha Nagahawatta, Henarath Hetti Arachchilage Chathuri Kanchana Jayawardena, You-Jin Jeon*

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Antidiabetic Properties of Seaweeds and Future Potentials

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Hiruni Nilshi Indeevarie Abeysiriwardhana, Kuda Kankanamage Hansani Niroshika, Manathunga Kumudu Sulakshani Thilakarathna, Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya*

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Anti-Cancer Properties of Pure Compounds Isolated From Seaweeds

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Don Ciril Harischandra Hiruni Sadunika Kumarasinghe, Thilina L. Gunathilaka, Prasad Jayasooriya, Kalpa W. Samarakoon*

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Marine Seaweed Bioresources as Antiviral Agents Against RNA Viruses

- Pp. 171-184 (14)
Dineth Pramuditha Nagahawatta, Mihidukulasuriya Jude Michael Shehan Kurera, You-Jin Jeon*

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Anti-Aging Properties of Seaweeds

- Pp. 185-204 (20)
Walimuni Prabhashini Kaushalya Mendis Abeysekera*, Walimuni Kanchana Subhashini Mendis Abeysekera, Danushika Charyangi Manatunga, Sankalya Ambagaspitiye

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Anti-Obesity Potential of Seaweeds

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Mastiyage Dona Thilina Lakmini Gunathilaka, Don Ciril Harischandra Hiruni Sadunika Kumarasinghe, Kalpa W. Samarakoon*

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Antimicrobial Properties of Seaweeds

- Pp. 228-264 (37)
Lakshanee Weerasinghe Lakshanee, Chamila Chathuranga Kadigamuwa, Mapa Mudiyanselage Sumudu Tharangani Mapa*

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Benefits of Seaweeds in Cardiac Diseases

- Pp. 265-291 (27)
W. Anjalee. R De Silva, Hasani A.S. Yapa, Charuni T.N. Dissanayake, Don Ciril Harischandra Hiruni Sadunika Kumarasinghe, Kalpa W. Samarakoon, Mastiyage Dona Thilina Lakmini Gunathilaka*

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Role of Seaweed as a Biofertilizer

- Pp. 292-311 (20)
Marakkala Mannage Thilini Bhagya Lakshani, Manathunga Kumudu Sulakshani Thilakarathna, Don Ciril Harischandra Hiruni Sadunika Kumarasinghe, Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya*

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Seaweed as Livestock Food

- Pp. 312-329 (18)
Manathunga Kumudu Sulakshani Thilakarathna, Ranahingayalage Ishara Sonali Karunathilaka, Mohamed Nazim Fara Nifla, Jayasooriya Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya*

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Subject Index

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Kalu Kapuge Asanka Sanjeewa, Thilina Uduwaka Jayawardena, Kalahe Hewage Iresha Nadeeka Madushani Herath, You-Jin Jeon
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