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Volume: 6, Issue: 8, August, 2016
DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60826



Research Article

Investigating the effects of phytohormones on growth and β-carotene production in a naturally isolates stain of Dunaliella salina


Pegah Mousavi1, Mohammad Hossein Morowvat1, Nima Montazeri-Najafabady2, Zohreh Abolhassanzadeh1, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh1 , 3, Mehrdad Hamidi4, Ali Niazi5, Younes Ghasemi1 , 2

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Abstract

The algae of the genus Dunaliella especially D. salina is among the microalgae most studied for mass culture. This alga is the richest algal source of glycerol and β-carotene, which is grown as a food source in aquaculture. In this study the effect of growth regulators (kinetin, gibberellic acid, indole-3-acetic acid, 6γ, γ-dimethylallyl aminopurine, salicylic acid and benzyl aminopurine) on the growth and β-carotene production in D. salina (MCCS 001) was investigated. Results pointed out that the β-carotene content and cell growth of D. salina could achieve the highest rates when kinetin and indole-3-acetic acid were used at 1 µM. Besides, it was shown that almost all of plant hormones has a positive effect on cell growth and β-carotene production in the microalga D. salina.

Keywords:

β-carotene, Dunaliella salina, Growth rate, Plant growth regulators.



Citation: Mousavi P, Morowvat MH, Montazeri-Najafabady N, Abolhassanzadeh Z, Mohagheghzadeh A, Hamidi M, Niazi A, Ghasemi Y. Investigating the effects of phytohormones on growth and β-carotene production in a naturally isolates stain of Dunaliella salina. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (08): 164-171.


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