γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae

Morio Hirano, Hirofumi Mori, Yuuki Miura, Naoki Matsunaga, Noriyuki Nakamura, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Abstract

The production of γ-linolenic acid from algae in fresh and marine water was investigated. When Spirulina platensis was left in the dark condition, it contained about one and a half times γ-linolenic acid compared with conventional Spirulina platensis. Marine microalga, Chlorella sp. NKG 042401 contained about 10% of γ-linolenic acid. The highest γ-linolenic acid content was obtained when this alga was cultured under the radiation of around 100 μEinstein/m2/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume24-25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Mar
Externally publishedYes

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Microalgae
alpha-Linolenic Acid
Spirulina
Acids
Algae
Chlorella
Fresh Water
Radiation
Water

Keywords

  • γ- linolenic acid
  • green algae
  • lipid
  • marine microalgae
  • Spirulina platensis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology

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Hirano, M., Mori, H., Miura, Y., Matsunaga, N., Nakamura, N., & Matsunaga, T. (1990). γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 24-25(1), 183-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02920244

γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae. / Hirano, Morio; Mori, Hirofumi; Miura, Yuuki; Matsunaga, Naoki; Nakamura, Noriyuki; Matsunaga, Tadashi.

In: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol. 24-25, No. 1, 03.1990, p. 183-191.

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Hirano, M, Mori, H, Miura, Y, Matsunaga, N, Nakamura, N & Matsunaga, T 1990, 'γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae', Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, vol. 24-25, no. 1, pp. 183-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02920244
Hirano M, Mori H, Miura Y, Matsunaga N, Nakamura N, Matsunaga T. γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 1990 Mar;24-25(1):183-191. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02920244
Hirano, Morio ; Mori, Hirofumi ; Miura, Yuuki ; Matsunaga, Naoki ; Nakamura, Noriyuki ; Matsunaga, Tadashi. / γ-linolenic acid production by microalgae. In: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 1990 ; Vol. 24-25, No. 1. pp. 183-191.
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