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Limits to growth and carotenogenesis in laboratory and large-scale outdoor cultures of Dunaliella salina

Borowitzka, M.A. and Borowitzka, L.J. (1988) Limits to growth and carotenogenesis in laboratory and large-scale outdoor cultures of Dunaliella salina. In: Stadler, T., Mollion, J., Verdus, M-C, Karamanos, Y., Morvan, H. and Christiaen, D., (eds.) Algal biotechnology. Elsevier Applied Science, Essex, UK, pp. 371-381.

Abstract

Non-axenic laboratory cultures and mixed-species microcosms were used to assess the limiting factors to growth and carotenogenesis in the halophilic green alga Dunaliella salina. Growth is inhibited at low temperatures, especially night-time temperatures. N03 is the best form of N, while NH4N0 3 leads to cell death. Fe-citrate is the best form of Fe for growth. In .order to control protozoan predation cultures must be grown at salinities >17% NaCl (w/v) with 20% NaCl being optimal for growth and carotenoid content. Adequate nutrients must also be supplied.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Applied Science
Copyright: © 1988 Government of Canada
Notes: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the SAA, held in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, 15-17 September 1987.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24057
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