Isochrysis galbana

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Isochrysis galbana
Isochrysis galbana.jpg
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Haptophyta
Class: Prymnesiophyceae
Order: Isochrysidales
Family: Isochrysidaceae
Genus: Isochrysis
Species: I. galbana
Binomial name
Isochrysis galbana

Isochrysis galbana is a species of haptophytes. It is the type species of the genus Isochrysis. It is an outstanding food for various bivalve larvae. and is now widely cultured for use in the bivalve aquaculture industry.[1] This unicellular is investigated for its high amount of Fucoxanthin (18.23 mg/g dried sample).[2] The Isochrysis galbana extract is said to have certain cosmetic and hair-growth properties when using hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol, water, methanol, or isopropanol as extractants.[3]

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Isochrysis also best food for stage 1st of P.monodon protozoea larvae stage.


  1. ^ The hatchery culture of bivalves: a practical manual. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. 2004. p. 201. ISBN 9251052247. 
  2. ^ Kim, Sang Min; Pan, Cheol-Ho (2012). "Fucoxanthin as a major carotenoid in Isochrysis aff. galbana: Characterization of extraction for commercial application". Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry – via Research gate. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ [1], Herrmann, Martina; Holger Joppe & Paolo Pertile, "Extracts of isochrysis sp." 

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