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Evaluation of the effects of sugarcane molasses as a carbon source for Ankistrodesmus gracilis and Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyceae)

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L. H. Sipaúba-Tavares ; M. G. Tedesque ; B. Scardoeli-Truzzi
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 80, n. 3, p. 594-600, Set. 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Abstract Two species of Chlorophyceae, Ankistrodesmus gracilis and Haemotococcus pluvialis, were used to compare and evaluate the effect of sugarcane molasses as a carbon source. Highest cell density in the two microalgae culture media was obtained in commercial culture media (CHU12 and WC). During exponential growth (day 1 to day 10), high cell density in H. pluvialis was detected for E. crassipes culture medium ranging between 0.4 x 105 cells mL-1 and 1.7 x 105 cells mL-1. Culture media were fundamental for growth under mixotrophic cultivation. Sugarcane molasses showed different results for the two microalgae with regard to growth performance, lipid and protein levels. Rates were high for H. pluvialis except lipid at the end of the experiment. In fact, A. gracilis presented almost double the lipid levels. Sugarcane molasses may be an alternative carbon source in laboratory conditions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/24697-3 - Use of biotechnological macrophytes in aquaculture
Grantee:Lúcia Helena Sipaúba Tavares
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/11001-9 - Use of in natura sugar cane molecule and hydrolyzed cultivation of microalga Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov in alternative means
Grantee:Mayara Galatti Tedesque
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master