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Optical fibre photobioreactor for enhanced production of Isochrysis aff. galbana T-Iso (UTEX LB 2307) (marine unicellular alga ) rich in docosahex

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An optical fibre photobioreactor for enhanced production of the marine unicellular alga Isochrysis aff. galbana T-Iso (UTEX LB 2307) rich in docosahexaenoic acid

Journal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Publisher – Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Issue – Volume 39, Numbers 4-5 / July, 1993
Category – Biotechnology
DOI – 10.1007/BF00205032
SpringerLink Date – Wednesday, November 24, 2004

J. Grant Burgess1, Kaori Iwamoto1, Yuki Miura1, Hiroyuki Takano1 and Tadashi Matsunaga1
(1)
Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 184 Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Received: 30 November 1992 Accepted: 2 February 1993

Abstract

We have screened six species of marine microalga for their ability to produce the important dietary lipid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Isochrysis aff. galbana T-Iso (UTEX LB 2307), which produced DHA in the highest quantities (5.4 mg-g–1), was grown in a new type of closed photobioreactor in which efficient light distribution was achieved using light-diffusing optical fibres. The optimal temperature and light intensity for DHA production were determined and a maximal DHA production of 4.3 mg-l was achieved, twofold greater than that obtained using conventional culture methods. In addition, the DHA content could be enhanced by low temperature or dark incubation of the culture after growth.

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