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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Imprimer: 1521-9429
ISSN En ligne: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v12.i1.70
pages 90-98

Carotenoid Composition of Fodder Microalgae

L. V. Ladygina
Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol, Ukraine


The quantitative carotenoid composition of microalgae used as a fodder for bivalve mollusks larvae is studied in the current work. It is determined that carotenoids of microalgae Isochrysis galbana Parke, Dunaliella viridis Teod., Tetraselmis suecica (Kylin) Butch. and Phaeodactylum tricornutum Bohl. are represented by six fractions. The overall carotenoid content in microalgae depends on the culture growth phase.