(Kobe University) A research group led by Professor HASUNUMA Tomohisa of Kobe University’s Engineering Biology Research Center have succeeded in synthesizing the natural pigment astaxanthin using the fast-growing marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC7002. It is hoped that this development could be utilized to meet the demand for natural astaxanthin in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries, amongst others, in the future.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/ku-sim121319.php