Guillermo García Reina

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The variation of the fatty acid profile and the carotene content of Dunaliella salina in response to irradiance (80, 128, 640, 1000, 1500 μmol photon m−2 s−1) and nitrogen starvation were analysed. The highest fatty acid content per cell and the least polyunsaturated fatty acid percentage were exhibited under 1500 μmol photon m−2 s−1. Furthermore, the oleic(More)
Biodiesel from algae is considered an alternative for a third generation of biofuels. However, most microalgae are not lipogenic during fast growth periods, but high-lipid content occurs at resting stages. Microalgae biomass production for biodiesel needs continuous high volumetric and aerial yields and large amount of neutral lipid in the biomass. These(More)
The effect of age, pH of the culture medium, pre-treatment of tissues, enzymes sources and enzymatic adaptability of phycophages fed with a monospecific diet were analyzed on the protoplast yields of the red seaweed Solieria filiformis (Kützing) Gabrielson. New apices from fast growing plants showed the highest protoplast yields. The protoplast yield(More)
Extracts from 44 species of seaweed from Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) were screened for the production of antibacterial and antifungal compounds against a panel of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts and fungi. A total of 28 species displayed antibacterial activity, of which six also showed antifungal activity.(More)
Physiological and biochemical changes in relation to inorganic nitrogen availability were studied for tank-cultivated Ulva rigida grown under nitrogen- enriched and nitrogen-depleted seawater. U. rigida was initially cultivated in nitrogen-enriched seawater (daily concentrations of NH4+ and NO3- + NO2- ranged between 0.5–1.7 and 0.06–0.15 mg L-1,(More)
In the green marine alga Dunaliella tertiolecta, a CO2-concentrating mechanism is induced when the cells are grown under low-CO2 conditions (0.03% CO2). To identify proteins induced under low-CO2 conditions the cells were labelled with 35SO4 2−, and seven polypeptides with molecular weights of 45, 47, 49, 55, 60, 68 and 100 kDa were detected. The induction(More)
A new mathematical model for the study of bone turnover in growing rats was developed. The model predicts a linear relationship between bone mineral content (BMC) and biochemical markers (BMK) of bone turnover assuming that rats are growing, bone turnover is profoundly affected by skeletal maturation, and resorption and formation are physiologically(More)
In this paper we present some strategies that are being developed in our labs towards enabling nanodiamond-based applications for drug delivery. Rhodamine B (RhB) has been choosen as model molecule to study the loading of nanodiamonds with active moieties and the conditions for their controlled release. In order to test the chemical/physical interactions(More)
Polypeptides of 21, 36 and 37 kDa are induced in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Dang. when cells are transferred from high (2%) to low (0.03%) CO2 concentrations. The synthesis of these polypeptides is correlated with the induction of the CO2-concentrating mechanism. In this work we studied the effect of the growth conditions on the(More)
The sensitivity of computer fire modelling using results from NIST’s Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to a set of input parameters related to fire growth has been analyzed. The scenario simulated is the real-scale Dalmarnock Fire Test One and the modelling results are compared to the measurements. Fire size and location, convection, radiation and combustion(More)