SELECTION OF MICROALGAL STRAINS WITH LOW STARCH CONTENT AS POTENTIAL HIGH LIPID - CONTAINING ISOLATES

Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXI
Written by Ana Valentina ARDELEAN, Marinela CÎRNU, Ioan I. ARDELEAN

In the last forty years there is an increased scientific interest in deeper understanding lipid metabolism in photosynthetic microorganisms, aiming at using the most lipid-rich strains as source for biodiesel production. One of the many constraints is the selection of strains with high lipid content. This paper presents the isolation, purification and selection of three strains of photosynthetic microorganisms by using an already known method, iodine vapour method, (Work et al., 2010) which allows to rapidly and easily select those colonies which low starch content as potential high lipid- containing isolates. These results show that in the three selected strains, the fluorescence emission after Nile red addition is increased with different values: 7.597; 10.832 and 11.428 for strains 9.3.1, 9.8.2 and 12.9.0, respectivley.

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ARDELEAN A.V., CÎRNU M., ARDELEAN I.I. 2017, SELECTION OF MICROALGAL STRAINS WITH LOW STARCH CONTENT AS POTENTIAL HIGH LIPID - CONTAINING ISOLATES. Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXI, ISSN 2285-1364, 210-215.


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