Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice

H. Nagasawa, R. Konishi, K. Yamamoto, A. Ben-Amotz

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Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth were investigated in SHN mice. At 2-3 months of age, female mice were placed with males and fed different diets stimultaneously throughout the experiment; Group I was provided with AIN-76TM diet containing 2.2 x 10-4% retinyl palmitate. Group II or III was given vitamin A deficient AIN-76TM diet supplemented with spray dried powder of Dunaliella or its oily solution. The final concentrations of β-carotene in the diets were 5.1 x 10-5% and 3.0 x 10-2% in groups II and III respectively. Groups II and III were markedly lower and higher than group I in still-birth rate and litter size or rearing rate, respectively. Body growth was also enhanced in male offspring fed supplemental β-carotene continuously (groups II and III). These results have demonstrated that, in mice, reproduction and body growth are improved by β-carotene from Dunaliella.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalIn Vivo
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Carotenoids
Algae
Nutrition
Reproduction
Diet
Growth
Litter Size
Birth Rate
Vitamin A
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Nagasawa, H., Konishi, R., Yamamoto, K., & Ben-Amotz, A. (1989). Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice. In Vivo, 3(2), 79-81.

Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice. / Nagasawa, H.; Konishi, R.; Yamamoto, K.; Ben-Amotz, A.

In: In Vivo, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1989, p. 79-81.

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Nagasawa, H, Konishi, R, Yamamoto, K & Ben-Amotz, A 1989, 'Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice', In Vivo, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 79-81.
Nagasawa H, Konishi R, Yamamoto K, Ben-Amotz A. Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice. In Vivo. 1989;3(2):79-81.
Nagasawa, H. ; Konishi, R. ; Yamamoto, K. ; Ben-Amotz, A. / Effects of β-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella on reproduction and body growth in mice. In: In Vivo. 1989 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 79-81.
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