Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 978–981 | Cite as

Metabolites from Microalgae Schizochytrium mangrovei

  • Nguyen Thi Minh HangEmail author
  • Tran Huu Giap
  • Le Nguyen Thanh
  • Nguyen Thi Tu Oanh
  • Dang Diem Hong
  • Chau Van Minh

Schizochytrium mangrovei PQ6 are heterotrophic marine microalgae isolated from Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. This microalgae have many specious characteristics, including the ability to respond to changes in environmental conditions, high biomass productivity, high lipid content (up to 70% of dry cell weight), and high level of polyunsaturated fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid – DHA, C22:6 n-3; eicosapentaenoic acid – EPA, C20:5 n-3; docosapentaenoic acid – DPA, C22:5 n-6). This species was explored as feed in aquaculture, and as a potential material source of biodiesel production [1, 2]. The extraction of squalene as a value-added product during biodiesel production and optimization of culture conditions and squalene enrichment from Schizochytrium mangrovei for squalene production were also investigated [3, 4].

As part of an ongoing search for biological active compounds from marine microalgae, Schizochytrium mangroveiPQ6 was selected since its extracts showed...



The authors would like to express their thanks for the grants and financial support received from Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (Code: VAST.TD.DLB.07/16-18).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Thi Minh Hang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tran Huu Giap
    • 1
  • Le Nguyen Thanh
    • 1
  • Nguyen Thi Tu Oanh
    • 1
  • Dang Diem Hong
    • 2
  • Chau Van Minh
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)HanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)HanoiVietnam

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