Physiological characterization of dunaliella sp. (chlorophyta, volvocales) from çamalti saltworks (izmir-turkey)
Dunaliella (Cyanophyceae) microalgea is a species used for feeding live baits that are used in larval fish production. Dunaliella species are intensively cultivated in algal biotechnology. Because of the nutritional value and chemicals this microalgea contains, it is commonly used in industries such as pharmacy, cosmetics and bait industry. From this point of view, it can be said that this algea species has high economic value. It can be found in areas between ‰ 10 and ‰ 200 salinity content rate. In Turkey this species can be found in salinas near coasts and salty-soft drink lakes. In this research, Dunaliella sp. species which is in Turkey’s biggestmarine based saltworks “İzmir Çamaltı Saltworks” ecosystem isolated and cultivation in controlled circumstances determined. As a part of this research, physicochemical parameters such as optimum light, saltiness, density, biomass and pigment determined. Keywords : Dunaliella sp., saltworks, microalgea, Çamaltı, Izmir, Turkey. 1.
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