Microalgae are one of the important components in food chains of aquatic ecosystems and have been used for human consumption as food and as medicines. The wide diversity of compounds synthesized from different metabolic pathways of fresh and marine water algae provide promising sources of fatty acids, steroids, carotenoids, polysaccharides, lectins, mycosporine-like amino acids, halogenated compounds, polyketides, toxins, agar agar, alginic acid and carrageenan. This review discusses microalgae used to produce biological substances and its economic importance in food science, the pharmaceutical industry and public health.
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NRC Is the largest multidisciplinary R&D centre in Egypt devoted to basic and applied research within the major fields of interest.
NRC Possesses an impressive scientific & technological infrastructure and man power resources of 4735 research staff.
NRC Consists of 14 divisions and 108 departments covering the major areas of industry, health, environment, agriculture, basic sciences and engineering.
NRC Is headed by a president with ministerial status, assisted by two vice presidents, one for research and the other for technical affairs. The minister of state for Scientific Research is the higher president of NRC.
The NR Chas to correspond to the country’s key production and services sectors through the research conducted in different areas of science and technology, scientific consultation and training as well.
The NRC mission is to conduct basic and applied research within the major fields of interest in order to develop production and services sectors.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.