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Chaetoceros calcitrans

Chaetoceros calcitrans

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Cheatoceros calcitrans is one of two micro algaes that contain high fucoxanthin and gallic acid content with significant antioxidant activity.(Foo et al., 2017) science direct.com

Cheatoceros is a rich in PUFAs, EPA and DHA. This strain blooms heavy and provides excellent nutrition for pods, rotifers and corals. The presence of long, thin outgrowths (spines), aiming to reduce the sinking rate of a cell, is a distinctive morphological feature of representatives of this genus. Cell sized vary over a wide range of 2–3 µm up to 50 µm and even more. Spines, connecting the frustules of the cell, promote the formation of colonies, which may comprise up to several hundred cells and may reach a length of several millimeters. Some Chaetoceros species are well-established commercial aquacultures. Many of them are recognized as generally good producers of useful lipids and other biologically active products with high value-added. They have enormous potential for producing nutraceuticals and biofuel. (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

We offer single strains in 16oz, 32oz and 1 gallon bags. Buy 4 single strains and save 15%. 

 

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