Chlorella is the most cultivated eukaryotic green micro alga, as it is widely used as a health food and feed supplement, as well as in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. It contains proteins, carotenoids, lipids, immunostimulator compounds, polysaccharides, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. The growth of algae is a function of many factors, including nutrients, pH, salinity, temperature and light (duration and intensity). Among these factors, the light that directly influences photosynthetic mechanism is an important factor in defining optimal conditions for the culture. In the presence of non-limiting nutrients, the efficiency of microalgal culture remains controlled, mainly by light intensity and temperature. Photosynthesis of phytoplankton is influenced by natural factors, such as temperature and irradiance.
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Citation: Sharma R, Singh GP, Sharma VK (2012) Effects of Culture Conditions on Growth and Biochemical Profile of Chlorella Vulgaris. J Plant Pathol Microb 3:131.
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