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Screening of lutein content in several fresh-water microalgae

Sallehudin, Nor Jannah and Ahmad Raus, Raha and Mustapa, Mokhzanni and Othman, Rashidi and Mel, Maizirwan (2018) Screening of lutein content in several fresh-water microalgae. International Food Research Journal, 25 (6). pp. 2307-2312. ISSN 1985-4668 E-ISSN 2231-7546

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Lutein is the most abundant xanthophylls in the photosynthetic organisms and its dietary intake is thought to protect against the development of age-related macular degeneration. Microalgae are predicted to be the major contributors of lutein in the future and to date, various species of microalgae has been analyzed for its lutein content. This study examined the lutein content of six chlorophycean microalgae species grown in the laboratory culture under the comparable environmental condition in which the population doubling time (t<sub>d</sub>) as well as the maximum growth rate (μ<sub>max</sub>) for each species was evaluated. Using batch culture operation grown under the heteroautotrophic condition, Scenedesmus dimorphus was observed to accumulate the highest lutein content (60.11 mg/g) with maximal biomass of 0.349 g/L culture. Based on the observations available, it appears that strains of unicellular microalgae of smaller size have appreciably higher intrinsic growth rates than algae of the larger size (Chlorella sp. B &gt; Chlorella sp. TLL &gt; Scenedesmus dimorphus &gt; Scenedesmus obliquus TLL &gt; Desmodesmus sp. TH &gt; Ankistrodesmus sp. TH).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3911/25793
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater microalgae; Chlorophycean microalgae; Chlorella; Scenedesmus; Ankistrodesmus; Desmodesmus; Growth rate; Lutein
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 16:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25793

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