Vince Ördög

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Nearly two hundred microalgal strains (174 Chlorophyta and 23 Cyanobacteria) were screened against some bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts using a disc-diffusion type bioassay. From this initial screening, 10 Chlorophyta strains from three genera (Desmococcus, Chlorella and Scenedesmus) were selected because of their high antimicrobial activity. These(More)
Seven strains of axenic unicellular Chlorophyta and three strains ofaxenic Cyanophyta were selected for their high growth rate and positivecytokinin-like activity in the Cucumber Cotyledon Expansion Bioassay. Ethanolicextracts of these ten strains were purified using cation exchange resin andpaper chromatography and then screened for cytokinin-like activity(More)
Thirty Chlorella and 30 Scenedesmus strains grown in nitrogen-stressed conditions (70 mg L−1 N) were analyzed for biomass accumulation, lipid productivity, protein, and fatty acid (FA) composition. Scenedesmus strains produced more biomass (4.02 ± 0.73 g L−1) after 14 days in culture compared to Chlorella strains (2.57 ± 0.12 g L−1). Protein content(More)
Many changes occur in the biochemical composition of microalgae in response to stress conditions. In the present study, two nitrogen-stressed Chlorella minutissima strains (MACC 360 and 452) were placed in media containing a range of nitrogen concentrations (7–700 mg L−1 N). Biomass, chlorophyll a and b, carotenoid, protein and lipid concentrations were(More)
The effect of nitrogen (N: low = 2% N or moderate = 10% N) levels and cultivation (photoautotrophic or mixotrophic) modes on the biochemicals in Chlorella minutissima was evaluated using a mass culture system. Moderate N and mixotrophic cultures had higher biomass, protein, carbohydrate content and photosynthetic pigments than the low N and photoautotrophic(More)
The phytochemical content and biological activity of three Chlorella strains cultured in low (35 mg L−1) or high (700 mg L−1) nitrogen (N) and harvested on days 5 and 10 were evaluated. High N resulted in a higher biomass in Chlorella MACC 438 and MACC 452 while MACC 555 produced a higher biomass in low N. MACC 555 (low N/day 5) had the highest phenolic(More)
Five axenic Scenedesmus strains (MACC-411, MACC-422, MACC-493, MACC-720, and MACC-727) were cultured and harvested after 5 and 10 days in culture. Using colorimetric methods, the concentrations of total phenolic, condensed tannin, and iridoids in 50 % methanol extracts from both 5- and 10-day-old cultures were quantified. Different solvent extracts from the(More)
Developing new and natural sources of plant growth promotors is essential to ensure the safe and sustainable production of vegetables for human consumption. In recent years, the potential of microalgae as plant biostimulants has been investigated. Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina platensis) biomass is a recognized protein source and its enzymatic hydrolysis(More)
Endogenous auxins and cytokinins were quantitated in 24 axenic microalgal strains from the Chlorophyceae, Trebouxiophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae. These strains were in an exponential growth phase, being harvested on day 4. Acutodesmus acuminatus Mosonmagyaróvár Algal Culture Collection-41 (MACC) produced the highest biomass and Chlorococcum(More)