Nirupama Mallick

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Biodiesel from microalgae seems to be the only renewable biofuel that has the potential to completely replace the petroleum-derived transport fuels. Therefore, improving lipid content of microalgal strains could be a cost-effective second generation feedstock for biodiesel production. Lipid accumulation in Scenedesmus obliquus was studied under various(More)
Metal toxicity on the photosystem II (PS II) photochemistry of the green microalga Scenedesmus obliquus was investigated in vivo using a pulse-amplitude-modulated fluorometer. The results demonstrated that the test metals (copper, chromium, nickel, cadmium, and zinc) inhibited PS II photochemistry substantially, which was clearly evident for F0, Fv/Fm, qN,(More)
This presentation comprises a review on the use of immobilized algae for wastewater nitrogen, phosphorus and metal removal purposes. Details of the use of immobilized algae, the techniques of immobilization and the effects of immobilization on cell function are included. Particularly relevant in their use for heavy metal removal from wastewaters; upon(More)
AIM To stimulate poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 by manipulating culture conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS Stationary phase cultures of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 were subjected to N- and P-deficiency, chemoheterotrophy and limitations of gas-exchange. Enhanced PHB accumulation was observed under all the above(More)
We demonstrated that exogenous application of 200 microM salicylic acid through root feeding and foliar spray could induce resistance against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Lycopersici (Fol) in tomato. Endogenous accumulation of free salicylic acid in tomato roots was detected by HPLC and identification was confirmed by LC-MS/MS analysis. At 168h of salicylic(More)
The potential of alginate-immobilized Anabaena doliolum and Chlorella vulgaris was assessed for removal of nutrients (NO inf3 (sup-) and NH inf4 (sup+) ) and metals (Cr2O inf7 (sup2-) and Ni(2+)) at different biomass concentrations (0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.49 and 1.22 g dry wt l(-1)) and pH values (4 to 10). Though uptake of all these substances was higher in(More)
Alginate-immobilized and free cells ofAnabaena doliolum andChlorella vulgaris were compared for their use in the removal and toxicity bioassays of Cu and Fe. A decrease in toxicity with regard to growth and uptake of NO 3 (-) and NH 4 (+) was noticed following immobilization of both the organisms. In contrast, immobilized cells had higher uptake rates of Cu(More)
Scenedesmus obliquus was cultivated in three types of waste discharges to couple waste treatment with biodiesel production. The lipid pool accumulation was boosted to 1.0 g liter(-1) against 0.1 g liter(-1) for the control. The waste-grown S. obliquus showed an increase in the content of the saturated fatty acid pool, which is desirable for good-quality(More)
Anabaena doliolum and Chlorella vulgaris immobilized on chitosan were more efficient at removing NO3 (-), NO2 (p-), PO4 (3-) and CR2O7 (2-) from wastewaters than cells immobilized on agar, alginate, carrageenan or even free cells. Carrageenan-immobilized cells, however, were better at removing NH4 (+) and Ni(2+). The PO4 (3-) uptake capacity was(More)
Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) accumulation in the unicellular cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, was studied under various cultural and nutritional conditions. Under controlled condition, cells harvested at the stationary phase of growth depicted maximum accumulation of PHB, i.e., 4.5% (w/w of dry cells) as compared to lag (1.8%) or logarithmic(More)