Effect of salinity on the lipid and fatty acid composition of the halophyteNavicula sp.: potential in mariculture

@article{AlHasan2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of salinity on the lipid and fatty acid composition of the halophyteNavicula sp.: potential in mariculture},
  author={Redha H. Al-Hasan and Ali M Ali and Hana H. Ka'wash and Samir S Radwan},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={215-222}
}
Navicula sp. (cf.N. tenelloides) was isolated from a salt marsh in Kuwait. The alga grew best with 0.5M NaCl, but abundant growth still occurred up to 2.5M NaCl. The total lipid content and the carotene to chlorophyll ratio of the cells increased with increasing salinity of the medium from 0.5 to 1.7M NaCl, but declined with 2.5M NaCl. Irrespective of the… CONTINUE READING