Keyword Search:


Bookmark and Share

Effects of salinity and temperature on the growth of diatoms and green algae.

Adenan, Nurul Salma and Md. Yusoff, Fatimah and Shariff, Mohamed (2013) Effects of salinity and temperature on the growth of diatoms and green algae. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 8 (2). pp. 397-404. ISSN 1816-4927; ESSN: 1996-0751

[img] PDF (Abstract)
175Kb

Official URL: http://scialert.net/archivedetails.php?issn=1816-4...

Abstract

Salinity and temperature are two of the major factors controlling the growth rate of microalgae. In this study, the effect of salinity and temperature on the growth of marine microalgae; an unidentified Chlorella sp. and Chaetoceros calcitrans were investigated to optimize the microalgal biomass production. These species were cultured at different salinities (20, 25 and 30‰) and temperatures (20, 25 and 30°C). C. calcitrans and Chlorella sp. had significantly higher (p<0.05) growth rate when cultured at salinities of 30 and 25‰, respectively. In terms of temperature, the highest (p<0.05) growth rate was observed in C. calcitrans and Chlorella sp. cultivated at temperatures of 30 and 25°C, respectively. This study indicated that C. calcitrans was suitable to marine condition, whereas Chlorella sp. showed optimum growth at lower salinity and temperature.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Chaetoceros; Chlorella; Diatoms; Green algae; Microalgae; Salinity; Temperature.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Bioscience
Publisher:Academic Journals
DOI Number:10.3923/jfas.2013.397.404
Altmetrics:http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.3923/jfas.2013.397.404
ID Code:29491
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
Deposited On:05 Aug 2014 16:57
Last Modified:10 Sep 2015 12:22

Repository Staff Only: Edit item detail

Document Download Statistics

This item has been downloaded for since 05 Aug 2014 16:57.

View statistics for "Effects of salinity and temperature on the growth of diatoms and green algae."