Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 68-71
Cell Density and Light Intensity for Picochlorum sp.
Ngan Tran, International University, HCM-VNU, Vietnam
Clifford Louime, University of Puerto Rico - College of Natural Sciences - San Juan, PR 00937
Duc Tran, International University, HCM-VNU, Vietnam
Received: Nov. 26, 2014;       Accepted: Dec. 11, 2014;       Published: Dec. 31, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20140206.12      View  2561      Downloads  146
Abstract
A Picochlorum sp. of Trebuxiophycean was previously isolated with the total lipid of 48.6% of its dry weight (DW), including 27.84% of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For further fundamental studies and application of the alga such as biomass optimization and lipid production for food and energy, optimal physiological conditions of initial cell density and light intensity are necessary to be determined. The obtained data revealed the best growth of Picochlorum sp. was at light intensity of 50µmol photon/m2/s and cell density of 5x106 cells/ml.
Keywords
Cell, Density, Growth, Light
To cite this article
Ngan Tran, Clifford Louime, Duc Tran, Cell Density and Light Intensity for Picochlorum sp., Plant. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 68-71. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20140206.12
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