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Prof. Mordhay Avron
Prof. Mordhay Avron isolated and investigated the single-cell alga, Dunaliella, which is able to survive in extremely harsh surroundings, such as the highly saline water of the Dead Sea. Among the defense strategies allowing Dunaliella to exist under these difficult conditions is the production of beta carotene, today used as a food supplement.


Beta carotene derived by an Institute-developed process from local Dunaliella algae is produced in Eilat by Nikken Sohonsha Company, which exports the product for sale as a food supplement in Japan.