Lutein enrichment of the rotifer Brachionus sp. using freeze‐dried Muriellopsis sp. cells

@inproceedings{Bergeijk2012LuteinEO,
  title={Lutein enrichment of the rotifer Brachionus sp. using freeze‐dried Muriellopsis sp. cells},
  author={Stefanie van Bergeijk and Jos{\'e} Antonio Paullada Salmer{\'o}n and Ana Isabel Lopez Perez and Jos{\'e} Ra{\'u}l Moreno and Jos{\'e} Pedro Ca{\~n}avate and Mercedes Caridad Garc{\'i}a-Gonz{\'a}lez},
  year={2012}
}
Rotifers, used in aquaculture as feed for early larval stages, are poor in carotenoids compared with copepods, the natural most common prey item of marine fish larvae. A minimal sufficient level of carotenoids in fish larvae may be essential for a correct development. The freshwater microalga Muriellopsis sp. has been identified as a potential source of the carotenoid lutein with possible application in aquaculture. Lutein is a potent antioxidant, with potentially beneficial effects as a… CONTINUE READING

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