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Commercial potential for Haematococcus microalgae as a natural source of astaxanthin.

Trends in biotechnology | Apr 5, 2000

As a result of high production costs, commercial products from microalgae must command high prices. Astaxanthin produced by Haematococcus is a product that has become a commercial reality through novel and advanced technology. Cultivation methods have been developed to produce Haematococcus containing 1.5-3.0% astaxanthin by dry weight, with potential applications as a pigment source in aquaculture, poultry feeds and in the worldwide nutraceutical market.

Pubmed ID: 10740262 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Animal Feed | Animals | Aquaculture | Biotechnology | Chlorophyta | Decapoda (Crustacea) | Fishes | Food Coloring Agents | Poultry | Xanthophylls | beta Carotene