Echinenone production of a dark red-coloured strain of Botryococcus braunii

Abstract

Echinenone has been used as an edible orange pigment, antioxidant and provitamin A. An echinenone-accumulating strain, BOT-20, of Botryococcus braunii was isolated from freshwater environments in Japan. The B. braunii BOT-20 strain is different from other strains of B. braunii, as it appeared dark red during its growth in the laboratory culture as opposed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-011-9719-7

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