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Table 2 Effect of light intensity 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

Light intensity (μmolm−2 s−1) 10 20 40 60 80 100 150 200 250
Biomass productivity (g−2 day−1) 1.16 ± 0.08 1.94 ± 0.07 4.42 ± 0.14 5.44 ± 0.18 6.14 ± 0.24 6.61 ± 0.22 7.74 ± 0.29 7.55 ± 0.36 7.35 ± 0.58
Hydrocarbon content (%) 24.69 ± 0.54 26.34 ± 0.52 31.68 ± 1.01 36.44 ± 0.49 41.68 ± 0.92 43.74 ± 0.66 49.26 ± 1.21 51.04 ± 0.67 54.1 ± 0.85
Hydrocarbon productivity (g−2 day−1) 0.29 ± 0.16 0.51 ± 0.04 1.40 ± 0.24 1.98 ± 0.11 2.56 ± 0.46 2.89 ± 0.37 3.81 ± 0.51 3.85 ± 0.39 3.98 ± 0.41
  1. The data were means ± standard deviations of three replicates