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

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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