Biotechnology is a significant part of the Australian infrastructure, and it has been proving that it has the potential to lead the biotech revolution if one is to happen. Newer and newer applications are being discovered for the biotech advancements that the nation has been making.
Microalgae are a great resource as they can be farmed without competing for arable land and food production. They contain local strains that are efficient producers of lipids, crude protein, and nutraceuticals (nutritional supplements), which make them very beneficial for farming and biotechnology use. In the agriculture and cultivation of this algae has its benefits. By the use of biotechnology, we can change the perspective of this farming and reap the maximum benefits of this algae and maximize the output we get from these farming cultures of algae. Biotechnology plays a vital role in securing the benefits of these algae farms as the global demand for these is increasing by the day. This culture provides us with many other by-products such as Nutrient-based supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, Biodiesel, Protein-rich cattle feed, Phytosterols for the food industry which can be further refined or used for further biotechnological operations that gives the researchers a chance to study the biology of these by-products achieved and how they are different from the other ways of obtaining them.
Australian Biotech scene is seeing more and more projects like this, and the rise in these projects means more and more research, and a new approach towards some biological aspects of farming is expected to be fuelled.
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