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Dunaliella salina
Dunaliella salina
Dunaliella salina

Wikipedia description

Dunaliella salina is a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields. Known for its antioxidant activity because of its ability to create large amount of carotenoids, it is used in cosmetics and dietary supplements. Few organisms can survive like D. salina does in such highly saline conditions as salt evaporation ponds. To survive, these organisms have high concentrations of β-carotene to protect against the intense light, and high concentrations of glycerol to provide protection against osmotic pressure. This offers an opportunity for commercial biological production of these substances.

Scientific classification

Clade: Green Algae
Order: Volvocales
Family: Dunaliellaceae
Species: Dunaliella salina


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
RHVC-Dunaliella_salinaRHVCalgal cellsM. MelkonianM. Melkonian
SYJM-Dunaliella_salina-UTEX_LB_1644SYJMalgal cellsH. SederoffH. Sederoff
UKUC-Dunaliella_salina-UTEX_LB_200UKUCalgal cellsH. SederoffH. Sederoff