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High Protein- and High Lipid-Producing Microalgae from Northern Australia as Potential Feedstock for Animal Feed and Biodiesel

Van Thang Duong; Faruq Ahmed; Skye R. Thomas-Hall; Simon Quigley; Ekaterina Nowak; Peer M. Schenk;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, volume 3 (issn: 2296-4185, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Microalgal biomass can be used for biodiesel, feed and food production. Collection and identification of local microalgal strains in the Northern Territory – Australia was conducted to identify strains with high protein and lipid contents as potential feedstock for animal feed and biodiesel production, respectively. A total of 36 strains were isolated from 13 samples collected from a variety of freshwater locations, such as dams, ponds and streams and subsequently classified by 18S rDNA sequencing. All of the strains were green microalgae and predominantly belong to Chlorella sp., Scenedesmus sp., Desmodesmus sp., Chlamydomonas sp., Pseudomuriella sp., Tetraedro...
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free text keywords: Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 18S rDNA sequencing, animal feed, biodiesel, fatty acid methyl esters, microalgae, protein-rich biomass, triacylglyceride, Original Research, lcsh:Biotechnology, lcsh:TP248.13-248.65, Scenedesmus dimorphus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Food science, Scenedesmus, Botany, Chlorella, Biomass, Desmodesmus, Biodiesel production
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