Growth, Carotenoid Production, Antioxidant Capacity and Lipid Accumulation of Haematococcus sp. Under Different Light Intensities
American Journal of Plant Biology
Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017, Pages: 142-147
Received: Oct. 12, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 7, 2017; Published: Dec. 20, 2017
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Trung Vo, Department of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Son Tran, Department of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Phuc Nguyen, Department of Biochemistry and Toxicology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Truc Mai, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA
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Haematococcus is a genus of unicellular green microalgae and it is known as an important resource of keto-carotenoid: Astaxanthin. In this work, a strain of Haematococcus sp. grew rapidly when cultivated in BBM medium under different light intensities from 30 to 120 μmol photons.m-2.s-1. Production of antioxidant compounds (carotenoid and phenolic compounds) as well as total antioxidant capacity and lipid accumulation of Haematococcus sp. increased with increase in light intensity especially after 21 days of cultivation. The results demonstrated that there was significant relation between production of carotenoid, phenolic compound and lipid accumulation in Haematococcus microalgae under high light cultural conditions.
Haematococcus, Carotenoid, Astaxanthin, Antioxidant Capacity
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Trung Vo, Son Tran, Phuc Nguyen, Truc Mai, Growth, Carotenoid Production, Antioxidant Capacity and Lipid Accumulation of Haematococcus sp. Under Different Light Intensities, American Journal of Plant Biology. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 142-147. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20170204.15
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