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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942064/the-oxidative-stress-in-allelopathy-participation-of-prenyllipid-antioxidants-in-the-response-to-juglone-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Beatrycze Nowicka, Andrzej Żądło, Bartosz Pluciński, Jerzy Kruk, Paulina Kuczyńska
Allelopathy is a phenomenon, where one species releases compounds able to inhibit the growth of other species. Juglone, 5-hydroxy-1,4-naphtoquinone, is an allelochemical produced by walnut trees. The main mode of juglone toxicity is the formation of semiquinone radicals, able to reduce O2 to superoxide. Prenyllipid antioxidants such as tocopherol and plastoquinone are important for antioxidant defense in photosynthetic organisms. Here we assess their participation in the response to juglone. The impact of 20 μM juglone on the content of photosynthetic pigments and prenyllipid antioxidants in green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was measured over an incubation period of 7...
September 21, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939246/co-digestion-of-chicken-manure-and-microalgae-chlorella-1067-grown-in-the-recycled-digestate-nutrients-reuse-and-biogas-enhancement
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Ruirui Li, Na Duan, Yuanhui Zhang, Zhidan Liu, Baoming Li, Dongming Zhang, Haifeng Lu, Taili Dong
The present investigation targeted on a sustainable co-digestion system: microalgae Chlorella 1067 (Ch. 1067) was cultivated in chicken manure (CM) based digestate and then algae biomass was used as co-substrate for anaerobic digestion with CM. About 91% of the total nitrogen and 86% of the soluble organics in the digestate were recycled after the microalgae cultivation. The methane potential of co-digestion was evaluated by varying CM to Ch. 1067 ratios (0:10, 2:8, 4:6, 6:4, 8:2, 10:0 based on the volatile solids (VS))...
September 19, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936877/botryococcus-as-an-alternative-source-of-carotenoids-and-its-possible-applications-an-overview
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Ranga Rao Ambati, Deepika Gogisetty, Ravishankar Aswathnarayana Gokare, Sarada Ravi, Panduranga Narasimharao Bikkina, Yuepeng Su, Bo Lei
The enhanced interest in carotenoid research arises partly because of their application in the food and health industries and partly because of the necessity to find a commercially viable natural source for their mass production. The bottlenecks in finding a natural source of carotenoids which can compete with the synthetic products is the mass production of the organism that produces carotenoids, cell harvesting and extraction methods of carotenoids. The microalga Botryococcus braunii is an interesting organism for its commercial value as a rich source of carotenoids...
September 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933728/the-effect-of-astaxanthin-rich-microalgae-haematococcus-pluvialis-and-wholemeal-flours-incorporation-in-improving-the-physical-and-functional-properties-of-cookies
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A K M Mofasser Hossain, Margaret A Brennan, Susan L Mason, Xinbo Guo, Xin An Zeng, Charles S Brennan
Marine-based food supplements can improve human nutrition. In an effort to modulate glycaemic response and enhance nutritional aspects, marine-derived algal food rich in astaxanthin was used in the formulation of a model food (wholemeal cookie). Astaxanthin substitution of cookies made from three flours (wheat, barley and oat) demonstrated a significant reduction in the rate of glucose released during in vitro digestion together with an increase in the total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant capacity of the food...
July 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933248/removals-of-estrone-and-17%C3%AE-estradiol-by-microalgae-cultivation-kinetics-and-removal-mechanisms
#5
Chantima Ruksrithong, Songkeart Phattarapattamawong
Occurrence of estrone (E1) and 17β-estradiol (E2) in environment has attracted the public attention since E1 and E2 cause estrogenicity on aquatic microorganisms. Microalgae cultivation in wastewater is considered as an economical practice since microalgae can be used for not only pollutant removals, but also as energy resources. This research aims to investigate the removals of E1 and E2 in synthetic wastewater by microalgae (i.e. Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus obliquus). At the steady state, Scenedesmus obliquus removed E1 and E2 by 91% and 99%, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932844/environmental-performance-of-bio-based-and-biodegradable-plastics-the-road-ahead
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Scott Lambert, Martin Wagner
Future plastic materials will be very different from those that are used today. The increasing importance of sustainability promotes the development of bio-based and biodegradable polymers, sometimes misleadingly referred to as 'bioplastics'. Because both terms imply "green" sources and "clean" removal, this paper aims at critically discussing the sometimes-conflicting terminology as well as renewable sources with a special focus on the degradation of these polymers in natural environments. With regard to the former we review innovations in feedstock development (e...
September 21, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930617/genetic-manipulation-of-microalgae-for-the-production-of-bioproducts
#7
Patricia Vazquez-Villegas, Mario A Torres-Acosta, Sergio A Garcia-Echauri, Jose M Aguilar-Yanez, Marco Rito-Palomares, Federico Ruiz-Ruiz
Microalgae have been used during the past four decades in the Bio-industries for the production of high added value products and development of useful approaches with environmental applications. The fast growing rate, simple growth requirements and using sunlight as the major source of energy are the key factors for usage of algae. In the past 15 years, a considerable progress has been made regarding the use of microalgae for production of proteins, nutraceuticals, food supplements, molecular tags for diagnostics and fixation of greenhouse gases...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930527/microalgae-as-a-source-of-high-value-bioactive-compounds
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Mohammed Hussen Bule, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Faheem Maqbool, Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M N Iqbal
Microalgae are one of the oldest microorganisms, that grow in various hostile environments, ranging from deserts to Antarctica. The microalgae sustain life in such harsh environments through generation of secondary metabolites. Microalgae biosynthesize a large number of diverse bioactive metabolites with activities on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and infectious diseases. Here, we highlight the bioactive compounds that are isolated from microalgae for the purpose of using them as food, and as chemicals in pharmaceutical industry as new agents with therapeutic benefits...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930152/proteomic-analysis-of-the-chlorophyta-dunaliella-new-strain-al-1-revealed-global-changes-of-metabolism-during-high-carotenoid-production
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Faten Ben Amor, Fatma Elleuch, Hajer Ben Hlima, Matthieu Garnier, Bruno Saint-Jean, Mohamed Barkallah, Chantal Pichon, Slim Abdelkafi, Imen Fendri
The green microalgae Dunaliella genus is known for the production of high added value molecules. In this study, strain AL-1 was isolated from the Sebkha of Sidi El Hani (Sousse, Tunisia). This isolate was identified both morphologically and genetically via 18S rRNA gene sequence as a member of the genus Dunaliella. Strain AL-1 was found to be closely related to Dunaliella salina, Dunaliella quartolecta and Dunaliella polymorpha with more than 97% similarity. Response surface methodology was used to maximize carotenoid production by strain AL-1 by optimizing its growth conditions...
September 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929325/computational-fluid-dynamics-cfd-analysis-of-airlift-bioreactor-effect-of-draft-tube-configurations-on-hydrodynamics-cell-suspension-and-shear-rate
#10
Sanjay B Pawar
The biomass productivity of microalgae cells mainly depends on the hydrodynamics of airlift bioreactor (ABR). Thus, the hydrodynamics of concentric tube ABR was initially studied using two-phase three-dimensional CFD simulations with the Eulerian-Lagrangian approach. The performance of ABR (17 L) was examined for different configurations of the draft tube using various drag models such as Grace, Ishii-Zuber, and Schiller-Naumann. The gas holdups in the riser and the downcomer were well predicted using E-L approach...
September 19, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929006/a-comparison-of-the-morphological-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-chlorella-sorokiniana-and-chlorella-zofingiensis-cultured-under-photoautotrophic-and-mixotrophic-conditions
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Siti Nor Ani Azaman, Norio Nagao, Fatimah M Yusoff, Sheau Wei Tan, Swee Keong Yeap
The responses of two species of microalgae, Chlorella sorokiniana and Chlorella zofingiensis, were compared regarding their morphological and biochemical properties under photoautotrophic and mixotrophic conditions. These microalgae were cultured under both conditions, and their crude ethanolic extracts were examined for their pigment and total phenolic contents. In addition, the microalgae's antioxidant activities were determined using a DPPH radical scavenging assay and a ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928028/two-stage-heterotrophy-photoinduction-culture-of-scenedesmus-incrassatulus-potential-for-lutein-production
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Liliana Flórez-Miranda, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Orlando Melchy-Antonio, Fernando Martínez- Jerónimo, Cesar Mateo Flores-Ortíz
A biomass production process including two stages, heterotrophy/photoinduction (TSHP), was developed to improve biomass and lutein production by the green microalgae Scenedesmus incrassatulus. To determine the effects of different nitrogen sources (yeast extract and urea) and temperature in the heterotrophic stage, experiments using shake flask cultures with glucose as the carbon source were carried out. The highest biomass productivity and specific pigment concentrations were reached using urea+vitamins (U+V) at 30°C...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926919/co-pyrolysis-of-lignocellulosic-biomass-and-microalgae-products-characteristics-and-interaction-effect
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Wei Chen, Yingquan Chen, Haiping Yang, Mingwei Xia, Kaixu Li, Xu Chen, Hanping Chen
Co-pyrolysis of biomass has a potential to change the quality of pyrolytic bio-oil. In this work, co-pyrolysis of bamboo, a typical lignocellulosic biomass, and Nannochloropsis sp. (NS), a microalgae, was carried out in a fixed bed reactor at a range of mixing ratio of NS and bamboo, to find out whether the quality of pyrolytic bio-oil was improved. A significant improvement on bio-oil after co-pyrolysis of bamboo and NS was observed that bio-oil yield increased up to 66.63wt% (at 1:1) and the content of long-chain fatty acids in bio-oil also dramatically increased (the maximum up to 50...
September 6, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926816/phycoremediation-of-landfill-leachate-with-the-chlorophyte-chlamydomonas-sp-sw15arl-and-evaluation-of-toxicity-pre-and-post-treatment
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Andrea Paskuliakova, Ted McGowan, Steve Tonry, Nicolas Touzet
Landfill leachate treatment is an ongoing challenge in the wastewater management of existing sanitary landfill sites due to the complex nature of leachates and their heavy pollutant load. There is a continuous interest in treatment biotechnologies with expected added benefits for resource recovery; microalgal bioremediation is seen as promising in this regard. Toxicity reduction of landfill leachate subsequent to phycoremediation was investigated in this study. The treatment eventuated from the growth of the ammonia tolerant microalgal strain Chlamydomonas sp...
September 15, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921701/an-exception-among-diatoms-unique-organization-of-genes-involved-in-isoprenoid-biosynthesis-in-rhizosolenia-setigera-ccmp-1694
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Victor Marco Emmanuel N Ferriols, Ryoko Yaginuma-Suzuki, Kazunari Fukunaga, Takashi Kadono, Masao Adachi, Shigeki Matsunaga, Shigeru Okada
The marine diatom Rhizosolenia setigera is unique among this group of microalgae given that it is one of only a handful of diatom species that can produce highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) hydrocarbons. In our efforts to determine distinguishing molecular characteristics in R. setigera CCMP 1694 that could help elucidate the underlying mechanisms for its ability to biosynthesize HBIs, we discovered the occurrence of independent genes encoding for two isopentenyl diphosphate isomerases (RsIDI1 and RsIDI2) and one squalene synthase (RsSQS), enzymes that catalyze non-consecutive steps in isoprenoid biosynthesis...
September 15, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919374/effect-of-ca-2-concentration-on-scenedesmus-sp-growth-in-heterotrophic-and-photoautotrophic-cultivation
#16
Fabrizio Di Caprio, Pietro Altimari, Francesca Pagnanelli
The influence of Ca(2+) concentration on the growth of the microalga Scenedesmus sp. in heterotrophic and photoautotrophic cultivations was investigated. Heterotrophic growth was induced by the addition of olive mill wastewaters (9% v·v(-1)) to the culture. Variations in the calcium concentration affected differently biomass production depending on whether microalgae were cultivated under heterotrophic or photoautotrophic regime. In photoautotrophic regime, increasing the calcium concentration from 20 to 230mg/L decreased maximum cell concentration and growth rate...
September 14, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915931/nutrient-removal-from-wastewater-using-microalgae-a-kinetic-evaluation-and-lipid-analysis
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The objective of this study was to examine the performance of mixed microalgal bioreactors in treating three differenttypes of wastewaters - kitchen wastewater (KWW), palm oil mill effluent (POME), and pharmaceutical wastewater (PWW) in semi-continuous mode and to analyze the lipid content in the harvested algal biomass. The reactors were monitored for total nitrogen and phosphate removal at eight solid retention times (SRTs) - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 days. The nutrient uptake kinetic parameters were quantified using linearized Michaelis-Menten and Monod models at steady-state conditions...
September 15, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915058/valorization-of-unconventional-lipids-from-microalgae-or-tall-oil-via-a-selective-dual-catalysis-one-pot-approach
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Sandra K Hess, Natalie S Schunck, Verena Goldbach, Daniela Ewe, Peter G Kroth, Stefan Mecking
A dual catalysis approach enables selective functionalization of unconventional feedstocks composed of complex fatty acid mixtures with highly unsaturated portions like eicosapentaenoate (20:5) along with monounsaturated compounds. The degree of unsaturation is unified by selective heterogeneous hydrogenation on Pd/γ-Al2O3, complemented by effective activation to a homogeneous carbonylation catalyst [(dtbpx)PdH(L)](+) by addition of diprotonated diphosphine (dtbpxH2)(OTf)2. By this one-pot approach, neat 20:5 as a model substrate is hydrogenated to up to 80% to the monounsaturated analogue (20:1), this is functionalized to the desired C21 α,ω-diester building block with a linear selectivity of over 90%...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911054/the-algal-pyrenoid-key-unanswered-questions
#19
Moritz T Meyer, Charles Whittaker, Howard Griffiths
The confinement of Rubisco in a chloroplast microcompartment, or pyrenoid, is a distinctive feature of most microalgae, and contributes to perhaps ~30 Pg of carbon fixed each year, yet our understanding of pyrenoid composition, regulation, and function remains fragmentary. Recently, significant progress in understanding the pyrenoid has arisen from studies using mutant lines, mass spectrometric analysis of isolated pyrenoids, and advanced ultrastructural imaging of the microcompartment in the model alga Chlamydomonas...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910700/characterization-of-light-dependent-hydrogen-production-by-new-green-microalga-parachlorella-kessleri-in-various-conditions
#20
Lilit Gabrielyan, Lusine Hakobyan, Armen Trchounian
Nowadays, hydrogen (H2) production by green microalgae seems to be a very perspective, as stocks of water and solar energy are practically inexhaustible and renewable. The aim of this study was the optimization of conditions (organic carbon sources and lighting regime), which can provide light-dependent H2 production by green microalga Parachlorella kessleri RA-002 newly isolated in Armenia. The results indicated that carbon sources and lighting regimes affected H2 production. In the presence of used carbon sources H2 production was observed, but the highest yield of H2 was obtained in the presence of acetate...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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