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Culture of five species of Malaysia indigenous freshwater microalgae

Sallehudin, Nor Jannah and Mustapa, Mokhzanni and Mel , Maizirwan and Ahmad Raus, Raha (2016) Culture of five species of Malaysia indigenous freshwater microalgae. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Five species of Malaysia indigenous chlorophycean microalgae were grown in laboratory culture under the comparable environmental condition and the population doubling time (td) as well as maximum growth rate (μmax) each was evaluated. Using batch culture operation grown under the photoheterotrophic condition, the growth rate of Chlorella sp. B, Chlorella sp. TLL, Scenedesmus obliquus TLL, Ankistrodesmus sp. TH and Scenedesmus sp. TH is 0.102 hr-1, 0.095 hr-1, 0.044 hr-1, 0.03 hr-1 and 0.011 hr-1 respectively, while the doubling time is 6.8 hr-1 (Chlorella sp. B), 7.3 hr-1 (Chlorella sp. TLL), 15.75 hr-1 (Scenedesmus obliquus TLL), 23.1 hr-1 (Ankistrodesmus sp. TH) and 63.01 hr-1 (Scenedesmus sp. TH). The growth of Chlorella can be seen materially faster than any other microalgae strain especially from the strain that has spines such as Scenedesmus sp. TH. Based on the observations available, it appears that smaller strains of unicellular microalgae have appreciably higher intrinsic growth rates than algae of the larger size.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4085/51803
Uncontrolled Keywords: freshwater microalgae; unicellular microalgae; Chlorella; Scenedesmus; Ankistrodesmus; growth rate
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 07:01
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 07:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51803

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