Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: A Review
Niranjan D T Parab and Vikas Tomar*
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vikas Tomar
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
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Received Date: February 07, 2012; Accepted March 05, 2012; Published Date: March 07, 2012
Citation: Parab NDT, Tomar V (2012) Raman Spectroscopy of Algae: A Review. J Nanomedic Nanotechnol 3:131. doi:10.4172/2157-7439.1000131
Copyright: © 2012 Parab NDT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Algae are eukaryotic microorganisms which contain chlorophyll and are capable of photosynthesis. In various studies, Raman spectra have been used to identify a particular genus in a group of different types of algae. Each biomolecule has its own signature Raman spectrum. This characteristic signal can be used to identify and characterize the biomolecules in algae. Raman spectrum can be used to identify the components, determine the molecular structure and various properties of biomolecules in algae. With this view, this work presents a comprehensive review of current practices and advancements in Raman spectroscopy of Algae as well as in Raman spectroscopy of component biomolecules of different genus of Algae.