Effect of nutrients on growth and lipid accumulation in the green algae Dunaliella tertiolecta.

@article{Chen2011EffectON,
  title={Effect of nutrients on growth and lipid accumulation in the green algae Dunaliella tertiolecta.},
  author={Meng Chen and Haiying Tang and Hongzhi Ma and Thomas C. Holland and K. Y. Simon Ng and Steven O. Salley},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={1649-55}
}
Production of biofuel from algae is dependent on the microalgal biomass production rate and lipid content. Both biomass production and lipid accumulation are limited by several factors, of which nutrients play a key role. In this research, the marine microalgae Dunaliella tertiolecta was used as a model organism and a profile of its nutritional requirements was determined. Inorganic phosphate PO4(3-) and trace elements: cobalt (Co2+), iron (Fe3+), molybdenum (Mo2+) and manganese (Mn2+) were… CONTINUE READING