Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 191–194 | Cite as

Effects of sodium dodecyl sulfate on the growth dynamics and physiological state of the microalga Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyta)

  • Zh. V. Markina
Physiological Ecology


This study deals with the effects of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) (0.1, 1, and 10 mg/l) on the growth dynamics and physiological state of the microalga Dunaliella salina Teod. (Chlorophyta). The effects of SDS increase with increasing concentration. At 10 mg/l, this toxicant significantly inhibited microalgal growth and led to a decrease in chlorophyll a and carotenoid contents.

Key words

sodium dodecyl sulfate surface-active substances Dunaliella salina 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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