Jana Kvíderová

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Three methods of algal assays--the standard assay, microassay, and the proposed fluorescence assay--are compared from the point of view of reliability of EC50 detection, the minimum required time for the detection, sensitivity of individual measurement, i.e. at which cell density the particular assay can be used for EC50 estimation, and the time stability(More)
Streptomycin and ampicillin are antibiotics commonly used to eliminate prokaryotes from the cultures of eukaryotic algae. We studied the effects of 25 mg l−1 streptomycin plus 50 mg l−1 ampicillin on the growth and photosynthesis of two broadly halotolerant algae, Picochlorum oklahomensis and Dunaliella sp. (Chlorophyceae). We measured growth rate, oxygen(More)
Successful adaptation/acclimatization to low temperatures in micro-algae is usually connected with production of specific biotechnologically important compounds. In this study, we evaluated the growth characteristics in a micro-scale mass cultivation of the Antarctic soil green alga Chlorella mirabilis under different nitrogen and carbon sources followed by(More)
Two zooid forming strains and four non-zooid strains of the green chlorococcal algaScenedesmus obliquus were compared in terms of growth, morphological and physiological characteristics. Large differences were observed among the strains grown under various growth conditions (light and temperature). The assumption that the zooid forming strains may be(More)
The acidophilic red alga Cyanidium sp. is one of the dominant mat-forming species in the highly acidic waters of Río Tinto, Spain. The culture of Cyanidium sp., isolated from a microbial mat sample collected at Río Tinto, was exposed to 9 different pH conditions in a gradient from 0.5 to 5 for 24 h and its physiological status evaluated by variable(More)
Existence of life in extreme environments has been known for a long time, and their habitants have been investigated by different scientific disciplines for decades. However, reports of multidisciplinary research are uncommon. In this paper, we report an interdisciplinary three-day field campaign conducted in the framework of the Coordination Action for(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the phylogenetic relationships, ecology and ecophysiological characteristics of the dominant planktic algae in ice-covered lakes on James Ross Island (northeastern Antarctic Peninsula). Phylogenetic analyses of 18S rDNA together with analysis of ITS2 rDNA secondary structure and cell morphology revealed that the two(More)
Differences in the level of cold acclimation and cryoprotection estimated as ice nucleation activity in snow algae (Chlamydomonas cf. nivalis and Chloromonas nivalis), lichen symbiotic algae (Trebouxia asymmetrica, Trebouxia erici and Trebouxia glomerata), and a mesophilic strain (Chlamydomonas reinhardti) were evaluated. Ice nucleation activity was(More)
Trebouxia aggregata (Archibald) Gärtner (phylum Chlorophyta, family Trebouxiaceae), a lichen symbiotic alga, has been identified as host of the well-known herbaceous plant virus Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV, family Caulimoviridae). The alga had been isolated from Xanthoria parietina more than 70 years ago and has been maintained in a collection since that(More)
Growth requirements of 10 possibly thermophilic strains of cyanobacteria were compared under a wide spectrum of light and temperature conditions (7–80Wm−2, 12–40°C). The strains were isolated from different localities: six of thermal springs in Slovakia (4 from Piešťany, 2 from Sklené Teplice), one from thermal waters in Rupite, Bulgaria, 2 strains from a(More)
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