New mode of Dunaliella biotechnology: two-phase growth for β-carotene production

@article{BenAmotz2004NewMO,
  title={New mode of Dunaliella biotechnology: two-phase growth for $\beta$-carotene production},
  author={A. Ben-Amotz},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={65-68}
}
  • A. Ben-Amotz
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Applied Phycology
Attempts to adapt the laboratory experience of bi-phasic growth and carotenogenesis in Dunaliella to large-scale conditions were highly successful. Algae were initially cultivated in stage one for optimizing biomass production of cells containing a low β-carotene to chlorophyll ratio. The culture was then transferred to stage two, diluted to about one third and induced for carotenogenesis. The bi-phase cultivation increased β- carotene productivity to 450 mg m-2 d-1 in stage one and to 300 mg m… Expand

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