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Table 1 Effect of inoculum density on growth and hydrocarbon accumulation of B. braunii SAG 807-1 under attached cultivation

From: Effects of seed age, inoculum density, and culture conditions on growth and hydrocarbon accumulation of Botryococcus braunii SAG807-1 with attached culture

Initial inoculum densities (g−2) 1.9 4.1 5.7 7.9 10.1 15.2 24.9
Biomass productivity (g−2 day−1) 2.14 ± 0.14 4.32 ± 0.11 5.07 ± 01.9 5.65 ± 0.23 6.03 ± 0.26 6.43 ± 0.32 6.64 ± 0.31
Hydrocarbon content (% of DCW) 51.6 ± 0.42 50.5 ± 0.56 49.8 ± 0.68 49.6 ± 0.46 50.1 ± 0.51 47.6 ± 0.64 44.2 ± 0.38
Hydrocarbon productivity (g−2 day−1) 1.10 ± 0.06 2.19 ± 0.09 2.52 ± 0.11 2.80 ± 0.08 3.02 ± 0.16 3.06 ± 0.18 2.93 ± 0.14
  1. The data were means ± standard deviations of three replicates