Seagrasses are among the most valuable biological systems on Earth. They serve as feeding and nursery habitat for many species; their root and rhizome systems bind and stabilize bottom sediments while leaves baffle currents and improve water quality.
The main objective of the proposed project is to create a scientific basis forculturing of Adriatic microalgae on industrial wastewater and to evaluate capacity of INA-oil rafinery plant' wastewaters as a basis for co-generative production of 3rd generation biofuels.
Maintenance and preservation of high quality water resources and biological diversity directly having an effect on tourism, fisheries and aquaculture are major tools of socio-economic improvement of the Croatian coastal management.
Uncovering composition and diversity of marine picophytoplankton in northern Adriatic coastal waters
Our knowledge of the diversity of picoplankton is very limited for the Adriatic Sea, so developing methods for assessing and monitoring their ecology and diversity is essential for understanding their contribution in food web dynamics and biochemical cycles.
Oceans are very complex ecosystem in which microorganisms play an important role in biogeochemical processes and in the cycling of matter.
Seasonal changes in picoplankton composition in the Northern Adriatic Sea as assessed by CARD-FISH and fingerprinting
The picoplankton, composed of Bacteria and Archaea, plays a significant role in marine food webs and in most biogeochemical cycles in marine systems.
Wine production as a biotechnological process is based on traditional alcohol fermentation technology, where different yeast species have main role. Application of modern molecular techniques, such as analysis on the level of genome, transcriptome and proteome, enables determination of their phylogenetic linkage and physiological activity.
During the last fifteen years in the northern Adriatic, changes in hydrological regime and exchange of water masses were noticed, as well as an increased frequency of mucilage events. This phenomenon is related to the organic carbon cycle, being favoured when expressed horizontal and vertical gradients occur.