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Algal Carotenoids 51. Secondary carotenoids 2.Haematococcus pluvialis aplanospores as a source of (3S, 3′S)-astaxanthin esters

Grung, M., D'Souza, F.M.L., Borowitzka, M. and Liaaen-Jensen, S. (1992) Algal Carotenoids 51. Secondary carotenoids 2.Haematococcus pluvialis aplanospores as a source of (3S, 3′S)-astaxanthin esters. Journal of Applied Phycology, 4 (2). pp. 165-171.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02442465
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Abstract

Aplanospores of Haematococcus pluvialis MUR 145 contained 0.7% carotenoids (dry wt. basis) consisting of β,β-carotene (5% of total carotenoid), echinenone (4%), canthaxanthin (4%), (3 S,3′S)-astaxanthin diester (34%), (3 S,3′S)-astaxanthin monoester (46%), (3 S,3′S)-astaxanthin (1%) and (3 R,3′R,6′R)-lutein (6%). The astaxanthin esters were examined by TLC and HPLC and VIS,1H NMR and mass spectra recorded. Their chirality was determined by the camphanate method (Vecchi & Müller, 1979) after anaerobic hydrolysis. The tough cell wall of the aplanospores required enzymatic treatment prior to pigment extraction. The potential use of this microalga as a feed ingredient in aquaculture is discussed briefly.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19972
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