Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035402006Algal Biomass and TechnologiesElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Algal biomass and technologies, for aquaculture engineers and biologists with species of algae, the isolation, cultivation, chemicals and industrial uses of algae have been taught a lesson about the information. During the course, students general information about micro-and macro-algae, the basic biological characteristics of algae, algae biomass to be obtained. The features of algal biomass, in industry, medicine, cosmetics, and how to use, such as the live feed on aquaculture. Thanks to this course the student as algae and how to use live bait biomass, species isolation, propagation and intensive production, algae culture, what you should pay attention and gain the ability to solve problems encountered
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Edis KORU
Learning Outcomes
1Nutritional value and use of algae in aquaculture
2Perspective on the biotechnological potential of algae
3Commercial applications of algae
4Historical review of algal culture and biomass
5Traditional algae isolation techniques
6Sterilization and sterile techniques
7Algal culture media
8Isolation and purification techniques for micro and macroalgae
9Biological characteristics of algae
10Counting cells in cultures and measuring growth rates algal cultures
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
What is the algal biomass? The techniques used to obtain algal biomass. Chemical properties of biomass. Used in industrial fields. Growing use of the fisheries and the biomass of algae. Algae are related to the historical development of scientific studies, the basic biological characteristics of algae, isolation techniques, aalglerin commercial value, the methods used in the production of algae, algae industry in Turkey and in the world
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
0Historical review of algal culture and biomassAlgal culture studies report and review of publications
1Biological characteristics of algaeMicroscopic examination of algal species
2Algal culture mediaThe culture medium for algal cultures
3Sterilization and sterile techniquesSterilization methods to demonstrate
4Isolation and purification techniques for micro and macroalgaeMicroscopic study and isolation
5Counting cells in cultures and measuring growth rates algal culturesCalculation of the growth to take samples of cultured algae
7Perspective on the biotechnological potential of algaePresentation and disclosure of algal products Criticising Paper
8Commercial applications of algaeIndustrial activities of algal culture
9Nutritional value and use of algae in aquaculture Explanation of algae used in aquacultureMikroskop da alg türlerinin incelenmesi
10 Field trip and workAlgal operation and application visitAlgal operation and application visit
11Algae sector in the World and TurkeyIntroduction of the relationship between industry and other sectors of algae
12Brain stormingQuestion-Answer
13Project presentationsStudent report Question-Answer
14Project presentationsStudent report Question-Answer
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Aharon Oren, 2005. A hundred years of Dunaliella research: 1905–2005, Saline Systems 2005, 1:2 doi:10.1186/1746-1448-1-2. Eirik O. Duerr, Augustin Molnar, and Vernon Sato, 1998. Cultured microalgae as aquaculture feeds, Journal of Marine Biotechnol, 7:65–70. FAO, 2003. A guide to the seaweed industry, ISBN 92-5-104958-0, Rome. Laura Barsanti and Paolo Gualtieri, 2006. Algae Anatomy, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742. M.E. Greshwin and Amha Belay, 2008. Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742. p.328. Niels T. Eriksen, 2008. The technology of microalgal culturing, Biotechnol Lett., 30:1525–1536. P. Z. Margalith, 1999. Production of ketocarotenoids by microalgae, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 51: 431-438. Pauline Spolaore, Claire Joannis-Cassan, Elie Duran, and Arsène Isambert, 2006. Commercial Applications of Microalgae, Journol of Biosicience and Bioengineering Vol. 101, No. 2, 87–96. Robert A. Andersen, 2005. Algal Culturing Techniques, ISBN: 0-12-088426-7, Elsevier Inc., p.589. R. Raja, S. Hemaiswarya, N. Ashok Kumar, S. Sridhar, R. Rengasamy, 2008. A Perspective on the Biotechnological Potential of Microalgae, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 34:77–88. Robert Edward Lee, 2008. Phycology, Cambridge University Press, Published in the United States of America by Cambridge University Press, New York, ISBN-13 978-0-511-38669-5, p.561. Yuan-Kun Lee, 2001. Microalgal mass culture systems and methods: Their limitation and potential, Journal of Applied Phycology, 13: 307–315.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures12224
Field Trip122
Field Work122
Brain Storming111
Project Presentation248
Criticising Paper111
Self Study149126
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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