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Scenedesmus sp.

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  • Amino Acids

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Introduction: Scenedesmus sp.

What is Scenedesmus sp.?

Scenedesmus sp. is a genus of unicellular green algae found in freshwater and marine environments. These algae can grow singly or in colonies and are known for their rapid reproduction rate. 

Scenedesmus sp. is widely used in biotechnology because it is a good source of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids that can be used to produce bioenergy, feed, supplements, and other products. In addition, Scenedesmus sp. has the potential to remove nitrogen and phosphorus compounds from wastewater, making it a promising candidate for wastewater treatment.

Where does Scenedesmus sp. grow?

The algae can grow in stagnant or flowing waters such as lakes, ponds, rivers and seashores. Scenedesmus sp. usually prefers warm temperatures and sunny conditions. 

However, Scenedesmus sp. is able to adapt quickly to different environmental conditions and in some cases can be found in extreme environments such as salt lakes and sewers.

What is Scenedesmus sp. used for? 

Scenedesmus sp. is used and applied for various purposes, including. Scenedesmus sp. algae is rich in nutrients such as proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is often sold as a dietary supplement in the form of tablets, powder or capsules.

The algae is also used in cosmetics. Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, reduction of skin aging and improvement of skin texture, Scenedesmus sp. is used in cosmetic products such as skin creams and serums. 

Due to its high nutrient density and rapid growth, Scenedesmus sp. is an animal protein source in livestock and aquaculture. For this reason, the alga is suitable for the production and manufacture of animal feed. 

The extracted oils of the algae can also be used as renewable energy sources for biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel.

Some algae have the ability to absorb pollutants and store them in their cells, that's why they are used to clean water and soil of heavy metals. Scenedesmus sp. also has this property and can therefore also be recommended and used for bioremediation.

Specifics of Scenedesmus sp.

Scenedesmus sp. is a genus of green algae that are classified as microalgae based on their size and morphology. Microalgae are unicellular or grow in colonies ranging from a few cells to several thousand cells.

Scenedesmus sp. has a unique morphological structure in that the cells are small and egg-shaped. These cells form colonies consisting of 4 to 16 cells and can take a variety of shapes, from spherical to star-shaped to elongated. Scenedesmus sp. is an autophore organism that performs photosynthesis.

To convert organic compounds and absorb light energy, the algae contain chlorophyll a and b and carotenoids.

In the aquatic ecosystem, Scenedesmus sp. plays an important role as a so-called primary producer. This is because photosynthesis produces organic compounds that serve as food for other organisms living in the water.

In general, Scenedesmus sp. is a fascinating organism with a wide range of biological and biotechnological applications that can survive under various environmental conditions such as high temperatures, heavy metal concentrations and salinity. These characteristics make the alga Scenedesmus sp. a potential candidate for bioremediation applications.


Typical applications: Scenedesmus sp.

typical applications for Scenedesmus sp.  Powder

Typical applications

Scenedesmus sp. is a microalgae in the group of green algae.

The most common use for Scenedesmus sp. is animal feed, but more experimental applications such as biofuel production and wastewater treatment have also been explored with this microalgae.

The high protein and lipid content of Scenedesmus sp. makes it well suited as an additive for animal feed, especially in aquaculture. However, these are not the only ingredients, Scenedesmus sp. have a wide nutritional profile of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

This product is available in the form of Scenedesmus sp. powder.

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