SELECTION OF Dunaliella salina AND LIGHT STRESS CONDITIONS FOR CAROTENE, PHENOLICS AND ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY

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Published: 2015-07-16

Page: 97-102


NGUYEN C. NGUYEN

School of Biotechnology, International University-VNU, Vietnam.

DUC TRAN *

School of Biotechnology, International University-VNU, Vietnam.

HOA NGUYEN

Department of Aquaculture, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HAi NGUYEN

Department of Environmental Science, Sai Gon University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

TRUNG VO

School of Biotechnology, International University-VNU, Vietnam.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Beta-carotene is a terpenoid pigment, a precursor of vitamin A and an antioxidant. Dunaliella salina are well-known microalgae accumulating high levels of β-carotene under stress conditions such as high light, high salinity. This study aims to select a Dunaliella salina and appropriate light stress conditions for carotene production, phenolics and antioxidant capacity. The obtained data revealed that D. salina CCAP 19/18 is a more promising candidate for carotene production. It is also suggested that high light can be applied for carotene induction in close cluture system, and high salinity should be used as an additional stressor in open cultures.

Keywords: Algae, antioxidant, carotene, Dunaliella, phenolics


How to Cite

NGUYEN, N. C., TRAN, D., NGUYEN, H., NGUYEN, H., & VO, T. (2015). SELECTION OF Dunaliella salina AND LIGHT STRESS CONDITIONS FOR CAROTENE, PHENOLICS AND ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY. Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology, 2(3), 97–102. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JAFSAT/article/view/3396

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