Balancing Photosynthesis and Respiration Increases Microalgal Biomass Productivity during Photoheterotrophy on Glycerol

@inproceedings{Grama2016BalancingPA,
  title={Balancing Photosynthesis and Respiration Increases Microalgal Biomass Productivity during Photoheterotrophy on Glycerol},
  author={Borhane Samir Grama and Spiros N. Agathos and Clayton S Jeffryes},
  year={2016}
}
Glycerol was used as an organic substrate to enhance the biomass production rate of a Dactylococcus microalga during photoheterotrophy while simultaneously reducing the need for cell culture gas exchange. Photoheterotrophic cultivations were carried out at concentrations of 6, 30, and 150 mM glycerol in parallel with photoautotrophic and heterotrophic cultivations. The highest biomass productivity was with 30 mM glycerol, the concentration where the net oxygen exchange between the cells and the… CONTINUE READING