Xanthophylls in microalgae: From biosynthesis to biotechnological mass production and application SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Xanthophylls in microalgae: From biosynthesis to biotechnological mass production and application
Author(s)
Jin, E; Polle, JEW; Lee, HK; Hyun, SM; Chang, M
KIOST Author(s)
Hyun, Sang Min(현상민)
Publication Year
2003-04
Abstract
Xanthophylls are oxygenated carotenoids that serve a variety of functions in photosynthetic organisms and are essential for survival of the organism. Within the last decade, major advances have been made in the elucidation of the molecular genetics and biochemistry of the xanthophyll biosynthesis pathway. Microalgae, yeast, or other microorganisms produce some of the xanthophylls that are being commercially used due to their own color and antioxidant properties. Currently, only a few microalgae are being considered or already being exploited for the production of high-value xanthophylls. However, new developments in molecular biology have important implications for the commercialization of microalgae, and make the genetic manipulation of the xanthophyll content of microalgae more attractive for biotechnological purposes. Accordingly, the current review summarizes the general properties of xanthophylls in microalgae and the recent developments in the biotechnological production of xanthophylls.
ISSN
1017-7825
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5525
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, v.13, no.2, pp.165 - 174, 2003
Publisher
KOREAN SOC MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY
Subject
ALGA HAEMATOCOCCUS-PLUVIALIS; DIATOM PHAEODACTYLUM-TRICORNUTUM; GREEN-ALGA; BETA-CAROTENE; DUNALIELLA-BARDAWIL; CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE; ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA; ESCHERICHIA-COLI; HIGHER-PLANTS; DEPENDENT PHOTOPROTECTION
Keywords
xanthophylls; microalgae; photoprotection; biotechnology; commercialization
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
KOREAN SOC MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY
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