• Corpus ID: 81584610

Micro-algal biotechnology.

  title={Micro-algal biotechnology.},
  author={Michael A. Borowitzka and Lesley Joyce Borowitzka},
Impact of environmental conditions on photosynthesis, growth and carbon allocation strategies of hypersaline species of Dunaliella
It is shown that not only does growth in high salinity environments have repercussions on the flow of carbon into osmolytes such as glycerol, it also affects speciation of in organic carbon and the uptake of inorganic ions by the cells.
Optimized nitrate reductase assay predicts the rate of nitrate utilization in the halotolerant microalga Dunaliella viridis
An in situ method for measuring nitrate reductase activity in Dunaliella viridis was optimized in terms of incubation time, concentration of KNO3, permeabilisers, pH, salinity, and reducing power (glucose and NADH).
Microalgae for industry: Responses of native Australian chlorophytes to environmental conditions for enhanced production of target compounds
This chapter discusses the effects of light intensity and wavelength on growth and pigment composition of microalgae, as well as six commercially available nutrient media for microalgal cultivation.
Aspects of feasibility of a shipboard algal photobioreactor to capture carbon dioxide emissions
The CO2 contribution of shipping to global emissions is about 3.1% and emission reductions are becoming urgent as part of global measures to combat air pollution. This study was the first to
Isolation and characterization of microalgae with commercial potential
This study focused on bioprospecting of microalgae species with commercial potential and their potential to be cultured under outdoor conditions, with the main focus on lipids/fatty acids and
Glycerol from novel strains of halophytic microalgae
Glycerol production in new strains of halotolerant microalgae Dunaliella and Asteromonas obtained from Namibia is explored to determine the optimum conditions of pH value, temperature and salinity on the specific growth rate and doubling time and parameters of glycerol production and investigate metabolites associated with Glycerol accumulation and dissimilation.
Modelling growth of, and removal of Zn and Hg by a wild microalgal consortium
The aforementioned mechanistic model was built upon Monod assumptions (including heavy metal inhibition), coupled with Leudeking–Piret relationships between the rates of biomass growth and metal removal, conveying a useful tool for rational optimisation of microalga-mediated bioremediation.
Light dilution via diffusers:enhancing algal productivity
Microalgae are promising feedstock for biofuels. The productivity of these microorganisms greatly exceeds that of oil containing agricultural crops, without competing for arable land. The most common