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Estimating lipids for bioprospecting: A case study with Deepor beel algae

Hunmily Teronpi, Partha Pratim Baruah


Microalgae have been considered as ideal candidates for biodiesel production and other bio-products. They have received extensive research for bioprospecting during the past few decades. Chlorophycean algae are one of the few microalgae employed for many biotechnological applications. Therefore, the present work was aimed to analyze the growth and lipid contents of four Chlorophycean algae isolated from Deepor beel Ramsar site, Assam (India) to assess their potentiality for industrial means. Of the four species, Carteria cerasiformis showed the highest lipid content (24.4 ± 1.45 %).


Bioprospecting, Chlorophyceae, Deepor beel, Growth, Lipid contents, Lipid productivity

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