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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 4392-4398
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.512


Biotechnological Applications of Halophilic Pigments – An Overview
D. Manjula1, P. Jeevitha1, I. Ramya1, J. Hemapriya1 and Ashwini Ravi2*
1Department of Microbiology, DKM College for Women, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 632001, India 2Department of Biotechnology, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamilnadu – 632115, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Halophiles are group of microorganisms known for their ability to survive in conditions of extreme salinity and also temperature. They fall under all three domains of life and categorized into three groups based on the requirement of NaCl for their survival as slight halophiles, moderate halophiles and extreme halophiles. Their natural behavior of their existence in regions of high salinity has provided them with number of novel elements and mechanism which can be used in several areas. One among their important component is their pigments. The present review deals with the various types of pigments produced by halophiles and their applications in various field of biotechnology and medicine.


Keywords: Bacterioruberin, Carotene, Halophiles, Pigments, Salinity
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Manjula D., P. Jeevitha, I. Ramya, J. Hemapriya and Ashwini Ravi. 2018. Biotechnological Applications of Halophilic Pigments – An Overview.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4392-4398. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.512