Effect of Conway Medium and f/2 Medium on the growth of six genera of South China Sea marine microalgae

Endut, Azizah (2013) Effect of Conway Medium and f/2 Medium on the growth of six genera of South China Sea marine microalgae. Bioresource Technology, 141. pp. 75-82. ISSN 0960-8524

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Abstract

A study was performed to determine the effect of Conway and f/2 media on the growth of microalgae genera. Genera of Chlorella sp., Dunaliella sp., Isochrysis sp., Chaetoceros sp., Pavlova sp. and Tetraselmis sp. were isolated from the South China Sea. During the cultivation period, the density of cells were determined using Syringe Liquid Sampler Particle Measuring System (SLS-PMS) that also generated the population distribution curve based on the size of the cells. The population of the microalgae genera is thought to consist of mother and daughter generations since these microalgae genera reproduce by releasing small non-motile reproductive cells (autospores). It was found that the reproduction of Tetraselmis sp., Dunaliella sp. and Pavlova sp. could be sustained longer in f/2 Medium. Higher cell density was achieved by genus Dunaliella, Chlorella and Isochrysis in Conway Medium. Different genera of microalgae had a preference for different types of cultivation media.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Microalgae, Conway Medium, f/2 Medium, Cell density,Growth performance
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Design Arts & Engineering Technology
Depositing User: AP DR AZIZAH ENDUT
Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 07:03
Last Modified: 18 May 2014 07:03
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/780

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