Algal and Microbial Production of Vitamin E

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The fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin E, has received great attention for its usefulness as an antioxidant in clinical and nutritional applications. The demand for the vitamin has increased year after year. The supply of tocopherols has been limited to the chemically synthesized racemate of ar-tocopherol or a mixture of α-, ß(γ)- and ó-tocopherols extracted from vegetable oils.


Euglena Gracilis Phosphonium Salt Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate Homogentisic Acid High Performance Liquid Chromatogram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Tani
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  1. 1.Research Center for Cell and Tissue CultureKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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