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A response surface approach for the production of natural pigment astaxanthin from green alga Haematococcus pluvialis: Effect of sodium acetate, culture age, and sodium chloride.

Sarada, R. and Sila, Bhattacharya and Suvendu, Bhattacharya and Ravishankar, G. A. (2002) A response surface approach for the production of natural pigment astaxanthin from green alga Haematococcus pluvialis: Effect of sodium acetate, culture age, and sodium chloride. Food Biotechnology, 16 (2). pp. 107-120.

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Abstract

The effect of sodium acetate, sodium chloride and Haematococcus pluvialis culture age on biomass yield, astaxanthin content and astaxanthin production was investigated using response surface methodology in a batch mode of cultivation. An orthogonal experimental design, with three variables (at five coded levels of 1.682, 1, 0, 1 and 1.682) and three response functions, was employed to study the effect of the individual variable on the response functions. The response functions correlated well (r greater than or equal to 0.98, p less than or equal to 0.01) with these variables by second order polynomials consisting of linear, quadratic and interaction terms. The effect of culture age dominated over the sodium acetate and sodium chloride concentrations. Optimum conditions for achieving highastaxanthin content (>1.4%w=w) and astaxanthin production (13 mg=L) were found to be with 3150mM sodium acetate and 0.550.63% (w=v) of sodium chloride.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Response surface analysis; Biomass; Optimisation
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 31 Food Additives
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 29 Microbiological food > 01 Algae
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Somashekar K.S
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 11:22
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 09:28
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2562

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