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Isochrysis galbana

Isochrysis galbana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Haptophyta
Class: Prymnesiophyceae
Order: Isochrysidales
Family: Isochrysidaceae
Genus: Isochrysis
Species: I. galbana
Binomial name
Isochrysis galbana

Isochrysis galbana is a microalga. It is the type species of the genus Isochrysis. It is an outstanding food for various bivalve larvae. and is now widely cultured for use in the bivalve aquaculture industry.[1] This unicellular is investigated for its high amount of Fucoxanthin (18.23 mg/g dried sample).[2]

See also

Isochrysis also best food for stage 1st of P.monodon protozoea larvae stage.


  1. ^ The hatchery culture of bivalves: a practical manual. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. 2004. p. 201.  
  2. ^ Kim, Sang Min; Pan, Cheol-Ho (2012). "Fucoxanthin as a major carotenoid in Isochrysis aff. galbana: Characterization of extraction for commercial application". Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry – via Research gate. (subscription required (help)). 

External links

  • Ultrastructural study and lipid formation of Isochrysis sp. CCMP1324 (pdf)
  • Transient initial phase in continuous culture of Isochrysis galbana affinis Tahiti(pdf)
  • Marine microalgae as a source of w3 fatty acids
  • Hobson, L. A.; Hartley, F. A.; Ketcham, D. E. (1979). "Effects of Variations in Daylength and Temperature on Net Rates of Photosynthesis, Dark Respiration, and Excretion by Isochrysis galbana Parke". Plant Physiology 63 (5): 947–951.  
  • Expression of the Isochrysis C18-{Delta}9 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Specific Elongase Component Alters Arabidopsis Glycerolipid Profiles(pdf)

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