Measurement of individual cell strength of Botryococcus braunii in cell culture

@article{Tsutsumi2018MeasurementOI,
  title={Measurement of individual cell strength of Botryococcus braunii in cell culture},
  author={Shun Tsutsumi and Yasuhiro Saito and Yohsuke Matsushita and Hideyuki Aoki},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-10}
}
Botryococcus braunii is a microalga considered for biofuel production and may require physical disruption of cells/colonies for efficient hydrocarbon extraction. In this study, the strength of individual cells of B. braunii was measured using a nanoindenter. From the load and cell size, the pressure for bursting the cell was calculated to be 56.9 MPa. This… CONTINUE READING