Bioethical considerations for algal biotechnology

  • Ivanina Vasileva Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Juliana Ivanova Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Svetoslav Alexandrov Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: Microalgae, cultivation, biomass, bioethics, growth, biochemical composition

Abstract

In this manuscript we discuss different aspects and applications of algal biotechnology and how they are seen through the prism of bioethics. We review how algae have been considered to solve problems on Earth and to ease human suffering. We also take a look at the current state of the production of algal biomass and we offer our suggestions and considerations based on the fact that the biomass is an expensive product and yet its quality is very good.

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Author Biographies

Ivanina Vasileva, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department of Experimental Algology

Juliana Ivanova, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department of Experimental Algology

Svetoslav Alexandrov, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department of Experimental Algology

Published
2019-04-25
How to Cite
Vasileva, I., Ivanova, J., & Alexandrov, S. (2019). Bioethical considerations for algal biotechnology. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics, 9(2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3329/bioethics.v9i2.41184
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