Lipid and hydrocarbon production byBotryococcus spp. under nitrogen limitation and anaerobiosis.

@article{Singh1992LipidAH,
  title={Lipid and hydrocarbon production byBotryococcus spp. under nitrogen limitation and anaerobiosis.},
  author={Yashwant Kumar Singh and Har Darshan Kumar},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  year={1992},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={121-4}
}
The production of lipids and hydrocarbons in batch cultures of the algaeBotryococcus braunii andB. protuberans has been studied with respect to nitrogen limitation under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Nitrogen deficiency significantly decreased the dry weight, chlorophylla and protein contents but the amounts of carotenoids, carbohydrates and lipids increased in both the species. Nitrogen starvation gave a 1.6-fold increase in lipid content. Anaerobiosis under nitrogen deficient conditions… CONTINUE READING