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Kingdom Protista - examples of commercial use

Euglena sp.
Many microalgae are used commercially. For example:

Human food
  • Chlorella vulgaris - Food supplement
  • Haematococcus pluvialis - Food supplement
  • Dunaliella salina - Food supplement
  • Spirulina maxima - Food supplement
  • Aphanizomenon flos-aquae - Food supplement

Cosmetics
  • Spirulina platensis - Face and skin care products
  • Chlorella vulgaris - Face and skin care products
  • Dunaliella salina - Skin conditioning
  • Nannochloropsis oculata - Skin conditioning

High-value products
  • Spirulina platensis - Phycocyanin
  • Dunaliella salina - Beta-carotene
  • Haematococcus pluvialis - Astaxanthin, lutein
  • Scenedesmus sp. - Zeaxanthin, lutein
  • Chlorella minutissima - Eicosapentarnoic acid (EPA)
  • Schizochytrium sp. - Docosahexanoic acid (DHA)
  • Euglena gracilis - Biotin (vitamin B7), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E)
  • Prototheca moriformis - (vitamin C)

Biofuels
  • Botryococcus sp. - Biofuel
  • Chlamydomonas sp. - Biofuel

Aquaculture feed
  • Chlorella sp. -Aquaculture feed
  • Tetraselmis sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Isochrysis sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Pavlova sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Phaedodactylum sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Chaetoceros sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Nannochloropsis sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Skeletonema sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Thalassiosira sp. - Aquaculture feed
  • Spirulina sp. - Aquaculture feed

Some of these Protista will be examined in detail elsewhere in this website.
If you have any comments on the contents of this page please email me. I value feedback.
David Border - Consultant Microbiologist

Protista 

David Border - Consultant Microbiologist