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Phycocyanin from Algae and Applications


Phycocyanin is one of the major pigment constituents of Spirulina, a Microalgae used in many countries as dietary supplement whose nutritional and therapeutic values have been very well documented. Phycocyanin is a blue colored pigment that belongs to the class of Phycobilli proteins found in Blue-Green algae. Spirulina is known to have nutritional advantages of high-quality protein content and other components such as vitamins; minerals, and essential fatty acids including γ -linolenic acid, and β-carotene.

Phycocyanin occurs as the major phycobiliprotein in many Cyanobacteria and as a secondary phycobiliprotein in some red algae. Phycobiliproteins are a small group of highly conserved chromoproteins that constitute the phycobilisome, a macromolecular protein complex whose main function is to serve as a light harvesting complex for the photosynthetic apparatus of cyanobacteria and eukaryotic groups. The most common classes of phycobiliproteins are allophycocyanin, phycocyanin and phycoerythrin.

Phycocyanin (Blue) and Phycoerythrin (Red) are two main natural pigments commercially produced from algae. Phycocyanins and phycoerythrins are photosynthetic accessory pigments collectively called Phycocyanobilins or Phycobiliproteins.

Algae Species that produce Phycocyanin

  1. Spirulina
  2. Westiellopsis

Growth Conditions of Spirulina and Westiellopsis





35-40 C

35 C


8.5 10.5



Alkaline, brackish water


 Production Process

The process of phycocyanin production comprises of homogenizing the Algal Biomass weakening cell membranes by proprietary procedure, extraction and separation of phycocyanin, product purification and stabilization.

 Applications and Health Benefits of Phycocyanin

  • Phycocyanin has found numerous applications in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industry. It is used primarily in the latter as a natural coloring agent
  • Consumption of phycocyanin in the form of spirulina or supplement leads to optimal health. In the current situation where the environment is full of toxins from pollution from oil, gas, heavy metals and nuclear isotopes, consumption of spirulina/phycocyanin is more than required.
  • Coloring of fermented milk products, ice creams, chewing gum, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, desserts, sweet cake decoration, milk shakes etc.
  •  As a colorant in cosmetics.
  • Phycocyanin is used as a fluorescent marker in immunological studies

 Prominent Players in the Phycocyanin Market




Parry Nutraceuticals


EcoFuel Laboratories

Czech Republic

Dainippon Ink and Chemicals



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Poly unsaturated fatty acids(DHA,ARA,GAL and EPA)

Beta carotene





Aquaculture Feed (Shrimp feed, Shellfish Feed, Marine Fish Larve cultivation )

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Algae Cosmetics

Paper from Algae




Algae Biopolymers

Algae Pharmaceuticals

Algae Wastewater treatment

Coenzyme Q10




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