Muhaemin, Moh. and Zamani, Neviaty and Soedharma, Dedi and Maddupppa, Hawis (2018) The effect of light and nitrogen on the lipid and carotenoid production in Symbiodinium. AES Bioflux, 10 (2). pp. 87-96.


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The marine photoautotrophic and endosymbiotic organism, Symbiodinium, uses a combination of solar radiation and nutrient as its principal sources to maintain its physiological processes which include photosynthesis, growth, and intracellular chemical compound production such as lipid and carotenoid. The present study examined the synergetic effect of light and nitrogen on the intracellular lipid production and carotenoid accumulation in Symbiodinium. The pure and isolated Symbiodinium was cultured and treated with a combination of light intensity and nitrogen depletion. Data such as biomass growth, lipid content, and carotenoid in its initial culture condition were analysed to examine their correlation. The results showed that the initial stresses reduced biomass, increased total lipid content which was dominated by palmitic acid (C16:0), linoleic acid (C18:2n6), and linolenic acid (C18:3n3), and increased the intracellular carotenoid of Symbiodinium. The research identified a highly positive linear correlation between intracellular lipid production and carotenoid accumulation of Symbiodinium in initial culture condition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QP Physiology
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Ilmu Kelautan
Depositing User: Dr. Moh. Muhaemin S.Pi., M.Si.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 03:55
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 03:55

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