A potential low cost medium for cultivation of Dunaliella salina DCCBC15 in Vietnam

Tran Ngoc Duc, Doan Thi Nhu Nguyen, Ho Ky Quang Minh, Nguyen Thi My Lan, Sixto Portilla, Hoang Tung, Duong Duc Tien
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  • Tran Ngoc Duc VAST
  • Doan Thi Nhu Nguyen
  • Ho Ky Quang Minh
  • Nguyen Thi My Lan
  • Sixto Portilla
  • Hoang Tung
  • Duong Duc Tien




Dunaliella salina, Beta-carotene, culture, growth, medium, pigment


Dunaliella salina is a marine alga with high potential for beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), up to more than 10% of cellular dry weight under appropriate stress conditions of limiting one of the following nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate, high light or high salt. Obtaining high biomass in low cost medium is the essential step of the two-phase culture system for beta-carotene production. For future development of beta-carotene production from Dunaliella in Vietnam, it is our first step to study a low cost medium using natural seawater enriched with industrial fertilizer N-P-K (30-15-10) commercially available in Vietnam. The primary results of biomass, cell density, chlorophyll a as well as growth rate are very promising to use this medium for mass culture of Dunaliella salina. The medium is recommended for growing other marine algae as well.


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Duc, T. N., Nhu Nguyen, D. T., Quang Minh, H. K., My Lan, N. T., Portilla, S., Tung, H., & Tien, D. D. (2013). A potential low cost medium for cultivation of Dunaliella salina DCCBC15 in Vietnam. Academia Journal of Biology, 35(3), 328–332. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v35n3.3385




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