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Large-scale production of high-content lutein extracts from S. almeriensis.

Fecha de publicación:
1 de enero de 2008

The carotenoid lutein has gathered increasing attention on the grounds of a sound body of evidence that shows an adequate intake of this product might help to prevent or ameliorate the effects of degenerative human diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The present work describes the developmente of a lutein production process using an overproducing strain of microalgae, Scenedesmus almeriensis (CCAP 276/24).