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Potential use of microalga Dunaliella salina for bioproducts with industrial relevance

Potential use of microalga Dunaliella salina for bioproducts with industrial relevance

de Souza Celente, Gleison, Medianeira Rizzetti, Tiele, Sui, Yixing ORCID: 0000-0003-2646-5773 and de Cassia de Souza Schneider, Rosana (2022) Potential use of microalga Dunaliella salina for bioproducts with industrial relevance. Biomass and Bioenergy, 167:106647. ISSN 0961-9534 (Print), 1873-2909 (Online) (doi:

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Using microalgal technology has been getting attention over the last decades, mainly for primary use but also for generating high-value compounds. Dunaliella salina is one of the most important microalgae, and its biomass can be used to yield carotenoids, lipids, glycerol, carbohydrates, and proteins for biofuel, pharmaceuticals, and food generation. Many factors affect bioproduct yields, such as light regime and intensity, salinity, harvesting period, and media composition, which directly impact the feasibility of biorefineries. Although it has been addressed over the past decades, there is still a lack of consensus regarding an effective method for biomass and bioproduct generation and recovery on an industrial scale. In this study, a bibliometric analysis over the five years is used to identify (I) the global distribution of research; (II) the bioproducts yielded by D. salina, and (III) the future perspective for the valorization of its biomass. China is the major contributor to research on D. salina, followed by India and the United States of America. Carotenoid production has been the major focus of the research, followed by protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and glycerol. The genetic engineering approach seems to carry out the future of D. salina to improve the generation of bioproducts, especially pigments and protein.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dunaliella salina; bioproduct; byproduct microalgae; industrial relevance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Algal Biotechnology Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 15:08

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