Dunaliella salina   (Dunal) Teodoresco,  1905 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Chlorophyceae

Image copyrights: Wageningen University, Netherlands

Size: Cells 2-9 μm diameter

Cells ellipsoidal to ovoid, with two equal flagella, cell wall absent; chloroplast cup-shaped with single pyrenoid; eye spot single.

Synonym (s)
Haematococcus salinus Dunal, 1837
(Heterotypic synonym)
Monas dunalii Joly, 1840
(Heterotypic synonym)
Diselmis dunalii (Joly) Dujardin, 1841
(Heterotypic synonym)
Chlamydomonas dunalii (Joly) F. J. Cohn, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Dunaliella bardawil Ben-Amotz & Avron, 1983
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Can be use to produce good quality salt)



• Tamil Nadu, Thamaraikulam Saltpan INDIA
• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • Reginald, M and Diana, YH (2008) Role of the micro alga Dunaliella salina in salt biotechnology Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 273-277 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Metabolomics of carotenoid biosynthesis in the alga Dunaliella salina Wageningen University: Bioprocess engineering Available at - http://www.bpe.wur.nl/UK/Research/Projects/Metabolomics+of+carotenoid+biosynthesis+in+the+alga+Dunaliella+salina/
  • Velankar, DA and Chaugule, BB (2007) Algae of the saltpans of Nalasopara, Mumbai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 273-278 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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