The effect of growth temperature on the bioenergetics of photosynthetic algal cultures.

@article{Lee1985TheEO,
  title={The effect of growth temperature on the bioenergetics of photosynthetic algal cultures.},
  author={Y K Lee and Hoang Minh Tan and C S Hew},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1985},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={555-61}
}
Two photosynthetic algal cultures, one Chlorella vulgaris, and the other a Chlorogonium sp., were cultured under light limitations in chemostats. The effects of growth temperature on their energy yield and maintenance energy requirement were studied. It was observed that a lowering in temperature resulted in a lower maximum growth yield from the light energy, Y(G). This was attributed to two reasons. First, at low temperatures there was a change in the algal cell composition with more energy… CONTINUE READING