New project underway: A novel technology for stress-free, light-induced synthesis of carotenoid pigments in microalgae
A new collaborative project between Xanthella and the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), has been funded by Algae UK with the support of IBioIC. The objective of this project is to develop a new method to stimulate the production of carotenoids in microalgae without applying any stress but through customizing the light culture conditions. The project will use a six photobioreactor array of Xanthella’s microPharos PBR™ equipped with different types of LEDs and their impacts on both the growth and the composition of the algae will be studied. To know more about the project, please contact us or visit the Algae UK web site.
If you want to know more about microalgae carotenoids, have a look at this review written by the ABACUS project team.