Journal of Applied Phycology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 259–264 | Cite as

Vitamin analysis of five planktonic microalgae and one macroalga

  • Yannick De Roeck-Holtzhauer
  • Isabelle Quere
  • Corinne Claire


Vitamin analysis was carried out on five microalgae used in aquaculture:Tetraselmis suecica, Isochrysis galbana, Pavlova lutheri, Skeletonema costatum andChaetoceros calcitrans and one macroalga,Sargassum muticum, which is invasive on the Atlantic shores of France. Both liposoluble (provitamin A, E, K) and hydrosoluble (B1, B2, B6, B12, C, PP) vitamins were quantified. For most of them, greater amounts were obtained in the algal products than in the usual sources. On a dry weight basis,Tetraselmis suecica contained 4280 μg g−1 provitamin A and 6323 μg g−1 vitamin E,Pavlova lutheri 1162 μg g−1 vitamin B12 and 837 μg g−1 vitamin C,Isochrysis galbana 2690 μg g−1 vitamin PP and 183 μg g−1 vitamin B6, andSkeletonema costatum 710 μg g−1 vitamin B1.

Key words

vitamin analysis HPLC algae Tetraselmis suecica Isochrysis galbana Pavlova lutheri Skeletonema costatum Chaetoceros calcitrans Sargassum muticum cosmetology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick De Roeck-Holtzhauer
    • 1
  • Isabelle Quere
    • 1
  • Corinne Claire
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Atlantique d'Etudes en CosmétologieNantesFrance

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