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Australasian Biotechnology (backfiles)
ISSN: 1036-7128
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2000, pp. 18
Bioline Code: au00032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Australasian Biotechnology (backfiles), Vol. 10, No. 3, 2000, pp. 18

 en PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY- The growth of Australia’s algal β-carotene industry
Cyril Curtain


Australia produces over 80% of the world’s natural b-carotene. It is almost entirely made by Betatene Ltd, which extracts the carotene from open brine pond cultures of the halotolerant alga Dunaliella salina in South Australia and Western Australia. The history of this industry is worth recording as it contains lessons that are still relevant to the development of innovative industries here today. This history can be divided into a number of stages characterised as...

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