The vitamin content of microalgae used in aquaculture

  title={The vitamin content of microalgae used in aquaculture},
  author={Malcolm R. Brown and M. Mular and I. George Miller and Chris Farmer and Craige Trenerry},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
The vitamin content in four Australian microalgae, a Nannochloropsis-like sp., Pavlova pinguis, Stichococcus sp. and Tetraselmis sp., were examined. These were grown under a 12:12 h light:dark regimen (100 μmol photon m−2s−1) and harvested during late-logarithmic phase. Typically, the content showed a two- to three fold range between the species. When expressed on a dry weight basis, the content of ascorbate ranged from 1.3 to 3.0 mg g−1, β-carotene from 0.37 to 1.05 mg g−1, α-tocopherol from 0… CONTINUE READING