Microalgae Derived Alkenones and their Applications

Amit K Tiwari
2019 Oceanography & Fisheries Open access Journal  
Currently, only four strains of haptophytes from the order of Isochrysidales: Emiliania huxleyi, Gephryocapsa oceanica, Isochrysis galbana, and Chrysotila lamellose, are known to produce compounds referred to as either alkenes or alkenones [15] . Both Abstract Marine microalgae and their extracts, in recent years, have found applications, including use as biofuels, medicines and food. Recently, alkenones, a unique chain of long-chain lipids, extracted from Isochrysis microalgae, has emerged as
more » ... ae, has emerged as a useful by product. This is the first review that summarizes the potential applications and limitations of alkenones use in paleoclimatology, biofuel, personal care industry and therapeutics.
doi:10.19080/ofoaj.2019.10.555792 fatcat:kueonehmeje7pifx6c5bux2wgu