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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331517/tofu-whey-wastewater-is-a-promising-basal-medium-for-microalgae-culture
#1
Shi-Kai Wang, Xu Wang, Jing Miao, Yong-Ting Tian
Tofu whey wastewater (TWW) is an abundant, nutrient riched and safety wastewater and is regarded as an excellent alternative medium in fermentation. In this study, the feasibility of algal cultivation using TWW as the basal medium was investigated. Results indicated that through simple pH adjustment, TWW presented a better culture performance at autotrophic, heterotrophic, and mixotrophic modes compared with that of regular green algae medium, BG-11. The biomass productivities of Chlorella pyrenoidosa at each trophic mode were 4...
January 4, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330693/the-enhanced-biomass-and-lipid-accumulation-in-coccomyxa-subellipsoidea-with-an-integrated-treatment-strategy-initiated-by-brewery-effluent-and-phytohormones
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Tingting Liu, Fei Luo, Zhenyao Wang, Yuqin Li
Brewery effluent (BE) as an appreciable and sustainable resource presented new possibilities in low-cost algal biomass production, whereas the relatively low essential macronutrients hindered extensive applications as growth medium for microalgae cultivation. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of an integrated treatment strategy initiated by BE coupling phytohormones in augmenting biomass and lipid accumulation in Coccomyxa subellipsoidea. Results revealed that BE coupling synthetic 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) accomplished the favorable lipid productivity of 481...
January 12, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330535/the-stoichiometry-of-coral-dinoflagellate-symbiosis-carbon-and-nitrogen-cycles-are-balanced-in-the-recycling-and-double-translocation-system
#3
Yasuaki Tanaka, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sakai
Symbioses between microalgae and animal hosts have the advantage of acquiring and sharing autotrophically produced organic carbon (C) as their energy source. However, the stoichiometry and turnover rates of biological elements in symbioses are not fully understood because of complicated metabolic interactions. We report the first comprehensive and simultaneous measurement of C and nitrogen (N) flows through coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis by using the unique approach of dual-isotope labeling with 13C and 15N, in situ chasing, and isotope-mixing models...
January 12, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330503/effects-of-larvae-density-and-food-concentration-on-crown-of-thorns-seastar-acanthaster-cf-solaris-development-in-an-automated-flow-through-system
#4
S Uthicke, M Liddy, F Patel, M Logan, C Johansson, M Lamare
Coral-eating Crown-of-Thorns Sea stars (Acanthaster spp.) are major contributors to coral reef loss in the Indo-Pacific region. A release from food limitation of their planktotrophic larvae through enhanced pelagic productivity is one of the main hypothesis explaining population outbreaks ('nutrient limitation hypothesis'). To improve the understanding of these outbreaks we developed an automated flow- through larvae rearing system that maintained food (microalgae) at set levels over the course of four 15d experiments...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329235/a-review-of-the-biological-activities-of-microalgal-carotenoids-and-their-potential-use-in-healthcare-and-cosmetic-industries
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REVIEW
Ramaraj Sathasivam, Jang-Seu Ki
Carotenoids are natural pigments that play pivotal roles in many physiological functions. The characteristics of carotenoids, their effects on health, and the cosmetic benefits of their usage have been under investigation for a long time; however, most reviews on this subject focus on carotenoids obtained from several microalgae, vegetables, fruits, and higher plants. Recently, microalgae have received much attention due to their abilities in producing novel bioactive metabolites, including a wide range of different carotenoids that can provide for health and cosmetic benefits...
January 12, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328929/eicosapentaenoic-acid-production-from-nannochloropsis-oceanica-cy2-using-deep-sea-water-in-outdoor-plastic-bag-type-photobioreactors
#6
Chun-Yen Chen, Dillirani Nagarajan, Wai Yan Cheah
In this study, Nannochloropsis oceanica CY2 was grown in deep-sea water (DSW)-based medium in 5-L plastic bag-type photobioreactors (PBRs) for the autotrophic production of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5n-3). EPA production of N. oceanica CY2 was stimulated when it was grown in 100% DSW amended with 1.5 g L-1 NaNO3, achieving a EPA content of 3.1% and a biomass concentration of 3.3 g L-1. An outdoor-simulated microalgae cultivation system was also conducted to validate the feasibility of outdoor cultivation of the CY2 strain in plastic bag-type PBRs...
December 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328807/conversion-of-agricultural-streams-and-food-processing-by-products-to-value-added-compounds-using-filamentous-fungi
#7
Lauryn G Chan, Joshua L Cohen, Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell
The design of new food products and increased agricultural activities have produced a diversity of waste streams or by-products that contain a high load of organic matter. The underutilization of these streams presents a serious threat to the environment and to the financial viability of the agricultural sector and the food industry. Oleaginous microorganisms, such as yeast and microalgae, have been used to convert the organic matter present in many agricultural waste streams into an oil-rich biomass. Filamentous fungi are promising oleaginous microorganisms because of their high lipid accumulation potential and simple biomass recovery, the latter being related to their pellet-like growth morphology in submerged cultivation...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327221/whole-cell-solid-state-nmr-study-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-microalgae
#8
Alexandre A Arnold, Jean-Philippe Bourgouin, Bertrand Genard, Dror E Warschawski, Réjean Tremblay, Isabelle Marcotte
In vivo or whole-cell solid-state NMR is an emerging field which faces tremendous challenges. In most cases, cell biochemistry does not allow the labelling of specific molecules and an in vivo study is thus hindered by the inherent difficulty of identifying, among a formidable number of resonances, those arising from a given molecule. In this work we examined the possibility of studying, by solid-state NMR, the model organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii fully and non-specifically 13C labelled. The extension of NMR-based dynamic filtering from one-dimensional to two-dimensional experiments enabled an enhanced selectivity which facilitated the assignment of cell constituents...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327073/azospirillum-brasilense-increases-co2-fixation-on-microalgae-scenedesmus-obliquus-chlorella-vulgaris-and-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii-cultured-on-high-co2-concentrations
#9
Francisco J Choix, Cecilia Guadalupe López-Cisneros, Hugo Oscar Méndez-Acosta
Mutualism interactions of microalgae with other microorganisms are widely used in several biotechnological processes since symbiotic interaction improves biotechnological capabilities of the microorganisms involved. The interaction of the bacterium Azospirillum brasilense was assessed with three microalgae genus, Scenedesmus, Chlorella, and Chlamydomonas, during CO2 fixation under high CO2 concentrations. The results in this study have demonstrated that A. brasilense maintained a mutualistic interaction with the three microalgae assessed, supported by the metabolic exchange of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and tryptophan (Trp), respectively...
January 11, 2018: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321691/deciphering-the-nature-of-the-coral-chromera-association
#10
Amin R Mohamed, Vivian R Cumbo, Saki Harii, Chuya Shinzato, Cheong Xin Chan, Mark A Ragan, Nori Satoh, Eldon E Ball, David J Miller
Since the discovery of Chromera velia as a novel coral-associated microalga, this organism has attracted interest because of its unique evolutionary position between the photosynthetic dinoflagellates and the parasitic apicomplexans. The nature of the relationship between Chromera and its coral host is controversial. Is it a mutualism, from which both participants benefit, a parasitic relationship, or a chance association? To better understand the interaction, larvae of the common Indo-Pacific reef-building coral Acropora digitifera were experimentally infected with Chromera, and the impact on the host transcriptome was assessed at 4, 12, and 48 h post-infection using Illumina RNA-Seq technology...
January 10, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316738/flocculation-effect-of-alkaline-electrolyzed-water-aew-on-harvesting-of-marine-microalgae-tetraselmis-sp
#11
Su-Jin Lee, Woo-Seok Choi, Gun-Hoo Park, Tae-Ho Kim, Chulhong Oh, Soo-Jin Heo, Do-Hyung Kang
Microalgae hold promise as a renewable energy source for the production of biofuel, as they can convert light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis. However, cost-efficient harvest of microalgae remains a major challenge to commercial-scale algal biofuel production. We firstly investigated the potential of electrolytic water as a flocculantfor harvesting Tetraselmis sp.Alkaline electrolytic water (AEW) is produced at cathode through water electrolysis.It contains mineral ions such as Na⁺, K⁺, Ca²⁺ and Mg²⁺ that can act as flocculant...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316673/transcriptome-analysis-in-haematococcus-pluvialis-astaxanthin-induction-by-high-light-with-acetate-and-fe2
#12
Bangxiang He, Lulu Hou, Manman Dong, Jiawei Shi, Xiaoyun Huang, Yating Ding, Xiaomei Cong, Feng Zhang, Xuecheng Zhang, Xiaonan Zang
Haematococcus pluvialis is a commercial microalga, that produces abundant levels of astaxanthin under stress conditions. Acetate and Fe2+ are reported to be important for astaxanthin accumulation in H. pluvialis. In order to study the synergistic effects of high light stress and these two factors, we obtained transcriptomes for four groups: high light irradiation (HL), addition of 25 mM acetate under high light (HA), addition of 20 μM Fe2+ under high light (HF) and normal green growing cells (HG). Among the total clean reads of the four groups, 156,992 unigenes were found, of which 48...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316019/cell-cycle-dynamics-of-cultured-coral-endosymbiotic-microalgae-symbiodinium-across-different-types-species-under-alternate-light-and-temperature-conditions
#13
Lisa Fujise, Matthew R Nitschke, Jörg C Frommlet, João Serôdio, Stephen Woodcock, Peter J Ralph, David J Suggett
Dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium live in symbiosis with many invertebrates, including reef-building corals. Hosts maintain this symbiosis through continuous regulation of Symbiodinium cell density via expulsion and degradation (post-mitotic) and/or constraining cell growth and division through manipulation of the symbiont cell cycle (pre-mitotic). Importance of pre-mitotic regulation is unknown since little data exists on cell cycles for the immense genetic diversity of Symbiodinium. We therefore examined cell cycle progression for several distinct Symbiodinium ITS2-types (B1, C1, D1a)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311497/the-effects-of-abscisic-acid-salicylic-acid-and-jasmonic-acid-on-lipid-accumulation-in-two-freshwater-chlorella-strains
#14
Guanxun Wu, Zhengquan Gao, Huanmin Du, Bin Lin, Yuchen Yan, Guoqiang Li, Yanyun Guo, Shenggui Fu, Gongxiang Wei, Miaomiao Wang, Meng Cui, Chunxiao Meng
Sustainable renewable energy is being hotly debated globally because the continued use of finite fossil fuels is now widely recognized as being unsustainable. Microalgae potentially offer great opportunities for resolving this challenge. Abscisic acid (ABA), jasmonic acid (JA) and salicylic acid (SA) are involved in regulating many physiological properties and have been widely used in higher plants. To test if phytohormones have an impact on accumulating lipid for microalgae, ABA, JA and SA were used to induce two Chlorella strains in the present study...
December 30, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310841/mixing-seawater-with-a-little-wastewater-to-produce-bioenergy-from-limnetic-algae
#15
Haiyan Pei, Liqun Jiang
Microalgae are considered to be a promising feedstock for biofuel, but expansion of algal lipid production commercially still has a long way to go. Inexhaustible seawater, with a little wastewater added, has great potential to optimize microalga production so that biodiesel production can thrive cost-effectively and sustainably.
January 5, 2018: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310039/accumulation-and-toxicity-of-organochlorines-in-green-microalgae
#16
Jozef Kováčik, Vojtěch Antoš, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Sławomir Dresler, Pavel Hrabák, Luigi Mondello
Toxicity of mine dump effluent containing five hexachlorocyclohexane (α, β, γ, δ and ε-HCH, sum 159.4 μg/L) and two trichlorobenzene (TCB, sum 65.2 μg/L) isomers to two microalgae (Scenedesmus quadricauda and Coccomyxa subellipsoidea) was studied over 24 h exposure and also with 2- and 10-fold diluted stock solution (i.e. 1×, 0.5× and 0.1× strength). Individual isomers revealed rather dose-dependent accumulation typically higher in Scenedesmus than in Coccomyxa (max. sum of HCH 14.99 μg/g DW with bioaccumulation factor 94) and δ-HCH was dominant isomer...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307837/development-of-a-whole-cell-based-screening-method-for-a-carotenoid-assay-using-aerial-microalgae
#17
Nobuhiro Aburai, Hiroaki Kazama, Atsushi Tsuruoka, Mizuki Goto, Katsuya Abe
Non-destructive approaches based on the application of optical spectroscopy are important for monitoring carotenoid accumulation in a whole cell cultured under various conditions. A simple and rapid assay utilizing aerial microalgae helps to identify stress conditions that can efficiently enhance the carotenogenesis in photosynthetic organisms. The spectra of cell suspensions were characterized in the aerial microalga Coelastrella sp. KGU-Y002, which are unicellular and undifferentiated. Total carotenoid contents could be successfully estimated on the basis of the absorbance values of the cell suspensions and calibration data analyzed by HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306714/led-power-efficiency-of-biomass-fatty-acid-and-carotenoid-production-in-nannochloropsis-microalgae
#18
Ruijuan Ma, Skye R Thomas-Hall, Elvis T Chua, Eladl Eltanahy, Michael E Netzel, Gabriele Netzel, Yinghua Lu, Peer M Schenk
The microalga Nannochloropsis produces high-value omega-3-rich fatty acids and carotenoids. In this study the effects of light intensity and wavelength on biomass, fatty acid, and carotenoid production with respect to light output efficiency were investigated. Similar biomass and fatty acid yields were obtained at high light intensity (150 μmol m-2 s-1) LEDs on day 7 and low light intensity (50 μmol m-2 s-1) LEDs on day 11 during cultivation, but the power efficiencies of biomass and fatty acid (specifically eicosapentaenoic acid) production were higher for low light intensity...
December 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306713/continuous-energy-recovery-and-nutrients-removal-from-molasses-wastewater-by-synergistic-system-of-dark-fermentation-and-algal-culture-under-various-fermentation-types
#19
Hong-Yu Ren, Fanying Kong, Jun Ma, Lei Zhao, Guo-Jun Xie, Defeng Xing, Wan-Qian Guo, Bing-Feng Liu, Nan-Qi Ren
Synergistic system of dark fermentation and algal culture was initially operated at batch mode to investigate the energy production and nutrients removal from molasses wastewater in butyrate-type, ethanol-type and propionate-type fermentations. Butyrate-type fermentation was the most appropriate fermentation type for the synergistic system and exhibited the accumulative hydrogen volume of 658.3 mL L-1 and hydrogen yield of 131.7 mL g-1 COD. By-products from dark fermentation (mainly acetate and butyrate) were further used to cultivate oleaginous microalgae...
December 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306136/selective-separation-of-microalgae-cells-using-inertial-microfluidics
#20
Maira S Syed, Mehdi Rafeie, Dries Vandamme, Mohsen Asadnia, Rita Henderson, Robert A Taylor, Majid E Warkiani
Microalgae represent the most promising new source of biomass for the world's growing demands. However, the biomass productivity and quality is significantly decreased by the presence of bacteria or other invading microalgae species in the cultures. We therefore report a low-cost spiral-microchannel that can effectively separate and purify Tetraselmis suecica (lipid-rich microalgae) cultures from Phaeodactylum tricornutum (invasive diatom). Fluorescent polystyrene-microbeads of 6 μm and 10 μm diameters were first used as surrogate particles to optimize the microchannel design by mimicking the microalgae cell behaviour...
December 21, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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