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Use of Chlorella vulgaris for bioremediation of textile wastewater.
The HRAP using C. vulgaris offers a good system for the polishing of TW before final discharge and Supplementation of the TW with nutrients of Bold's Basal Medium increased biomass production but did not improve colour removal or reduction of pollutants. Expand
Protective effect of aqueous extract from Spirulina platensis against cell death induced by free radicals
Aqueous extract of Spirulina has a protective effect against apoptotic cell death due to free radicals, and the potential application of incorporating SpirULina into food products and beverages to enhance their antioxidant capacity is worth exploring. Expand
Influence of culture temperature on the growth, biochemical composition and fatty acid profiles of six Antarctic microalgae
The protein content of the Antarctic algae was markedly affected by culture temperature, and all except Navicula UMACC 231 and Stichococcus UMACC 238 contained higher amount of proteins when grown at low temperatures (6–9 ∘C), while the percentage of PUFA decreased with increasing culture temperature. Expand
Environmental effects on growth and biochemical composition ofNitzschia inconspicua Grunow
The effects of nitrate and silicate levels, and carbon source on growth, biochemical composition and fatty acid composition ofNitzschia inconspicua were investigated using batch cultures. Within theExpand
Biosynthesis and mobilization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] by Spirulina platensis.
Three strains of Spirulina platensis isolated from different locations showed capability of synthesizing poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)] under nitrogen-starved conditions with a maximum accumulationExpand
Use of an algal consortium of five algae in the treatment of landfill leachate using the high-rate algal pond system
Although higher biomass was obtained in the HRAP containing the consortium of five algae, there was no significant difference in reduction of pollutants between the two ponds. Expand
Response of Antarctic, temperate, and tropical microalgae to temperature stress
The specific growth rate (μ) of the Antarctic Navicula decreased at temperatures above 4 °C, showing it to be sensitive to temperature increase, and N. glaciei UMACC 231 is likely to have the most deleterious consequences than the other two Antarctic microalgae studied. Expand
Biotechnological applications of microalgae
In Malaysia, there has been active research on microalgal biotechnology for the past 30 years, tapping into the potential of the authors' rich microAlgal resources for high-value products and applications in wastewater treatment and assessment of environmental toxicants. Expand
Studies on the production of useful chemicals, especially fatty acids in the marine diatom Nitzschia conspicua Grunow
A local marine diatom, Nitzschia conspicua Grunow, was cultured in enriched synthetic seawater using flasks and a 1.2 l fermenter for chemical analyses and showed similar specific growth rates based on chlorophyll-a concentration. Expand
Influence of carbon source on growth, biochemical composition and pigmentation of Ankistrodesmus convolutus
The unicellular chlorophyte Ankistrodesmus convolutus Corda was grown in the light using inorganic medium (Bold's Basal Medium, BBM) and BBM enriched with 0.1% w/v of glucose, sodium acetate, sodiumExpand