Author(s): Layla Hazeem
Article publication date: 2014-03-01
Vol. 32 No. 1 (yearly), pp. 51-55.


Dunaliella salina, halotolerant species, growth rate, chlorophyll


The halotolerant species Dunaliella salina is known to contain valuable products such as glycerol, β- carotene and unsaturated fatty acids. The commercial cultivation of Dunaliella for the production of β-carotene is now very successful in many areas of the world. A successful attempt to isolate and cultivate this species from a hypersaline lagoon located in the Southern part of Bahrain has been made in 2009. Growth rate and chlorophyll a and b concentrations were measured under controlled conditions. Mass production of D. salina for commercial reasons can be greatly implemented in Bahrain.