Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 23, Issue 13, pp 1079–1085 | Cite as

Comparison of the accumulation of astaxanthin in Haematococcus pluvialis and other green microalgae under N-starvation and high light conditions

  • M. Orosa
  • J.F. Valero
  • C. Herrero
  • J. AbaldeEmail author


Haematococcus pluvialis gave the highest astaxanthin accumulation rate (2.7 mg l−1 day−1) and total astaxanthin content ( 22.7 mg g−1 biomass). Astaxanthin accumulation in Neochloris wimmeri, Protosiphon botryoides, Scotiellopsis oocystiformis, Chorella zofingiensis and Scenedesmus vacuolatus was, respectively, 19.2, 14.3, 10.9, 6.8 and 2.7 mg astaxanthin g−1 biomass, respectively.

astaxanthin carotenoids Chlorella zofingiensis green microalgae,Haematococcus pluvialis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorio de Microbioloxía, Departamento de Bioloxí Celular e MolecularUniversidade da CoruñaA CoruñaSpain

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