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Light and nitrogen deficiency effects on the growth and composition of Phaeodactylum tricornutum

KaiXian, Q. and Borowitzka, M.A. (1993) Light and nitrogen deficiency effects on the growth and composition of Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 38 (1-2). pp. 93-103.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02916415
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Abstract

The marine microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum, with a high lipid content constituting 20-60% of its dry weight under controlled growth conditions (1), has recently come into focus as a potentially rich source of dietary marine vegetable oil. In particular, this species has a characteristic high content of eicosapentenoic acid (EPA), which has potential benefits in human nutrition, since it cannot be synthesized in vivo in the human body. Some factors that could alter the biochemical composition of Phaeodactylum tricornutum in favor of lipid production have been examinated in this study.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Humana Press
Copyright: © 1993 Humana Press Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19873
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