Three-Dimensional Ultrastructural Study of Oil and Astaxanthin Accumulation during Encystment in the Green Alga Haematococcus pluvialis

@inproceedings{Wayama2013ThreeDimensionalUS,
  title={Three-Dimensional Ultrastructural Study of Oil and Astaxanthin Accumulation during Encystment in the Green Alga Haematococcus pluvialis},
  author={Marina Wayama and Shuhei Ota and Hazuki Matsuura and Nobuhito Nango and Aiko Hirata and Shigeyuki Kawano},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Haematococcus pluvialis is a freshwater species of green algae and is well known for its accumulation of the strong antioxidant astaxanthin, which is used in aquaculture, various pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. High levels of astaxanthin are present in cysts, which rapidly accumulate when the environmental conditions become unfavorable for normal cell growth. It is not understood, however, how accumulation of high levels of astaxanthin, which is soluble in oil, becomes possible during… CONTINUE READING
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