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Utilization of glycerol as carbon source on the growth, pigment and lipid production in Spirulina platensis.

Narayan, M. S. and Manoj, G. P. and Vatchravelu, K. and Bhagyalakshmi, N. and Mahadevaswamy, M. (2005) Utilization of glycerol as carbon source on the growth, pigment and lipid production in Spirulina platensis. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 56. pp. 521-528. ISSN 0963-7486

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Abstract

The ability of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis to utilize glycerol as the carbon source was investigated. In this work, we report on some physiological parameters that characterize the adaptive response of Spirulina platensis for the utilization of glycerol as the carbon source. A marked decrease was observed in the pigments Chlorophyll a (Chl a) and phycocyanin content of Spirulina platensis grown on glycerol medium when compared to the control. The lipid content in the glycerol-grown groups was comparable with the control, but variations were observed in the fatty acid profile of the total lipid mainly in the level of monoenes and polyenes. There was an increase in the gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in the Neutral lipid (NL) fraction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyanobacterium; Phycocyanin;Lipids
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 09 Food Microbiology
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 08 Botanical sciences > 01 Botany > 01 Algae
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 19 Lipids-oils/fats
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Users 197 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 05:59
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 05:59
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1943

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