Optimization of light for growth, photosynthesis, and hydrocarbon production by the colonial microalga Botryococcus braunii BOT-22.

@article{Sakamoto2012OptimizationOL,
  title={Optimization of light for growth, photosynthesis, and hydrocarbon production by the colonial microalga Botryococcus braunii BOT-22.},
  author={Kohei Sakamoto and Masato Baba and Iwane Suzuki and Makoto M. Watanabe and Yoshihiro Shiraiwa},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={110},
  pages={474-9}
}
Optimization of the light conditions for biofuel production by the microalga Botryococcus braunii BOT-22 (race B) was performed using monochromatic red light. The lipid and sugar contents were approximately 40% and 20-30% of the cell dry weight, respectively, and about half of the lipids were liquid hydrocarbons. The half-saturation intensities for the… CONTINUE READING