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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9429
ISSN On-line: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v4.i4.50
pages 41-52

Prospects of phycoerythrin isolation from cultures of Gracilaria verrucosa (Huds.) Papenf. (Rhodophyta)

B. N. Belyaev
A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2. Nakhimov Pr., 335011 Sevastopol, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
M. V. Nekhoroshev
A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Researches, 2 Nakhimov Pr., Sevastopol 99001, Crimea


It was demonstrated that cultivation conditions (including the period of intensive cultivation) strongly affect accumulation of R-phycoerythrin in thalli of the Black Sea alga Gracilaria verrucosa (Huds.) Papenf. f. procerima Esp. Application of the technological approach of "resting cultures" allows to optimize the cultural medium for intensive cultivation conditions, and to obtain maximal quantities of red pigment from the cultivated biomass of Gracilaria. Traditional technologies cannot produce such results.