Dunaliella is a genus of the algae family Dunaliellaceae. Dunaliella sp. are motile, unicellular, rod to ovoid shaped (9−11 µm) green algae (Chlorophyceae), which are common in marine waters. The organisms are relatively simple to cultivate and do not clump or form chains.
The best-known species is the halophile Dunaliella salina Teodor. A new species of Dunaliella was discovered in the Atacama Desert in 2010. It is believed that the algae is sustained by the condensation of water vapor on hanging spider-webs.
Dunaliella tertiolecta is a marine green flagellate with a cell size of 10−12 µm. This strain is reported to have oil yield of about 37% (organic basis). D. tertiolecta is a fast growing strain and that means it has a high CO2 sequestration rate as well.
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- Dunaliella tertiolecta, cell at 400x in the Dunaliella Culture Collection at Brooklyn College.
- Photosynthetic function in D. tertiolecta (chlorophyta), during a nitrogen starvation and recovery cycle.
- Ultrastructure of Dunaliella tertiolecta Cells Grown under Low and High CO2 Concentrations.
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