Carotenoid-to-chlorophyll ratio as a proxy for assay of total fatty acids and arachidonic acid content in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa

@article{Solovchenko2008CarotenoidtochlorophyllRA,
  title={Carotenoid-to-chlorophyll ratio as a proxy for assay of total fatty acids and arachidonic acid content in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa},
  author={Alexei Solovchenko and Inna Khozin-Goldberg and Z. Cohen and Mark N. Merzlyak},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={361-366}
}
The relationships between pigment (carotenoid and chlorophyll) content with accumulation of total fatty acids (TFA) and arachidonic acid (AA) were studied in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) grown under different PFDs (35, 200, and 400 μmol photons m−2 s−1) and nitrogen availabilities. The growth of P. incisa under higher light and nitrogen deficiency was accompanied by accumulation of FA, an increase in carotenoid and a decline in chlorophyll content… CONTINUE READING