Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrient Composition and Medicinal Uses

Pereira, L. 2015. Chapter 6 - Seaweed Flora of the European North Atlantic and Mediterranean. In Se-Kwon Kim (ed.), 1560 pp. Handbook of Marine Biotechnology, Part B. Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-53970-1

Today, seaweed is used in many countries for very different purposes: directly as food, phycocolloids extraction, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial, or antitumor activity and as biofertilizers.

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Pereira, L. 2011. Chapter 2 - A Review of the Nutrient Composition of Selected Edible Seaweeds. In Pomin, V.H. (ed.). Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrient Composition and Medicinal Uses. Nova Science Publishers

In Pomin, V.H. (ed.). Seaweed: Ecology, Nutrient Composition and Medicinal Uses. Nova Science Publishers
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Pereira, L. and Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A. 2014. Chapter 7 - Analysis by vibrational spectroscopy of seaweed with potential use in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

In Leonel Pereira and João M. Neto (eds.). Marine Algae - Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment and Biotechnology. Science Publishers. An Imprint of CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group. p. 225-247. ISBN 9781466581678


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Carvalho L.G., and L. Pereira. 2014. Chpater 6 - Review of marine algae as source of bioactive metabolites

In Leonel Pereira and João M. Neto (eds.), Marine Algae - Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment and Biotechnology. Science Publishers. An Imprint of CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group., p. 192-224. ISBN 9781466581678
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Identification of selected seaweed polysaccharides (phycocolloids) by vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR and FT-Raman)

Food Hydrocolloids 23(7): 1903–1909
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Cardoso, Carvalho L.G.; Silva, P.J.; Rodrigues, M.S.; Pereira, O.R. and Pereira, L. Bioproducts from Macroalgae: A review with focus on the Iberian Peninsula.

 Current Organic Chemistry 18(7): 896-917.
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Cymbopogon citratus as source of new and safe anti-inflammatory drugs

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 133: 818-827.


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Algas Mesa

Brochura do Workshop sobre algas comestíveis, Litoral Norte, Polis Litoral, Viana do castelo, Portugal, 16 pp.


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