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Author(s): Duc Tran | Trung Vo | Sixto Portilla | Clifford Louime | Nguyen Doan | Truc Mai | Dat Tran | Trang Ho

Journal: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
ISSN 1553-345X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 317;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Algae | Biotechnology | Carotene | Dunaliella | ITS | Phylogenetic Tree

Dunaliella strains were isolated from a key site for salt production in Vietnam (Vinh Hao, Binh Thuan province). The strains were identified based on Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) markers. The phylogenetic tree revealed these strains belong to the clades of Dunaliella salina and Dunaliella viridis. Results of this study confirm the ubiquitous nature of Dunaliella and suggest that strains of Dunaliella salina might be acquired locally worldwide for the production of beta-carotene. The identification of these species infers the presence of other Dunaliella species (Dunaliella tertiolecta, Dunaliella primolecta, Dunaliella parva), but further investigation would be required to confirm their presence in Vietnam. We anticipate the physiological and biochemical characteristics of these local species will be compared with imported strains in a future effort. This will facilitate selection of strains with the best potential for exploitation in the food, aquaculture and biofuel industries. The Dunaliella strains isolated and identified in this study are maintained at the Laboratory of Algal Biotechnology, International University and will be made available for research and educational institutions.
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