The effect of species diversity on lipid production by micro-algal communities

  title={The effect of species diversity on lipid production by micro-algal communities},
  author={Maria Stockenreiter and Anne-Kathrin Graber and Florian Haupt and Herwig Stibor},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
Current research investigating the importance of diversity for biofuel lipid production remains limited. In contrast, the relationship between diversity and productivity within terrestrial and algal primary producers has been well documented in ecology. Hence, we set out to investigate, experimentally, whether diversity may also affect lipid production in micro-algae. We investigated the growth and lipid production of micro-algae using species from all major algal groups. Algae were grown in a… 
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