The potential of microalgae for the production of bioactive molecules of pharmaceutical interest.

@article{Mimouni2012ThePO,
  title={The potential of microalgae for the production of bioactive molecules of pharmaceutical interest.},
  author={Virginie Mimouni and Lionel Ulmann and Virginie Pasquet and Marie Christine Mathieu and Laurent Picot and Ga{\"e}l Bougaran and Jean-Paul Cadoret and Annick Morant-Manceau and Beno{\^i}t Schoefs},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 15},
  pages={2733-50}
}
Through the photosynthetic activity, microalgae process more than 25% of annual inorganic carbon dissolved in oceans into carbohydrates that ultimately, serve to feed the other levels of the trophic networks. Besides, microalgae synthesize bioactive molecules such as pigments and lipids that exhibit health properties. In addition, abiotic stresses, such as high irradiance, nutrient starvation, UV irradiation, trigger metabolic reorientations ending with the production of other bioactive… CONTINUE READING