Mixotrophic continuous flow cultivation of Chlorella protothecoides for lipids.

@article{Wang2013MixotrophicCF,
  title={Mixotrophic continuous flow cultivation of Chlorella protothecoides for lipids.},
  author={Yanming Wang and Heiko Rischer and Niels Thomas Eriksen and Marilyn G Wiebe},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={144},
  pages={608-14}
}
The oleaginous alga Chlorella protothecoides accumulates lipid in its biomass when grown in nitrogen-restricted conditions. To assess the relationship between nitrogen provision and lipid accumulation and to determine the contribution of photosynthesis in mixotrophic growth, C. protothecoides was grown in mixo- and heterotrophic nitrogen-limited continuous flow cultures. Lipid content increased with decreasing C/N, while biomass yield on glucose was not affected. Continuous production of high… CONTINUE READING