Functional group richness: implications of biodiversity for light use and lipid yield in microalgae

  title={Functional group richness: implications of biodiversity for light use and lipid yield in microalgae},
  author={Maria Stockenreiter and Florian Haupt and Anne-Kathrin Graber and Jukka V. Sepp{\"a}l{\"a} and Kristian Spilling and Timo Tamminen and Herwig Stibor},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
Currently, very few studies address the relationship between diversity and biomass/lipid production in primary producer communities for biofuel production. Basic studies on the growth of microalgal communities, however, provide evidence of a positive relationship between diversity and biomass production. Recent studies have also shown that positive diversity–productivity relationships are related to an increase in the efficiency of light use by diverse microalgal communities. Here, we… 
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