Agricultural fertilizers as economical alternative for cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis

Dalay D., Conk M., Imamoglu E. , Demirel Z.

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.17, ss.393-397, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-397


A Haematococcus pluvialis strain isolated from the ruins of Ephesus in Turkey was investigated as regards its adaptation to laboratory conditions and maximum growth rate. In the first stage of the experiment, the growth of H. pluvialis was compared in common culture media. Furthermore, in an effort to minimize the culture costs, the second stage of the experiment compared the growth rate in the culture medium selected in the first stage with that in commercial plant fertilizers. The results demonstrated that the maximum cell concentration of 0.90 g/l, corresponding to a growth rate of 0.150 d(-1), was found with an N-P-K 20:20:20 fertilizer under a light intensity of 75 mu mol photons m(-2) s(-1) on the 12(th) day of cultivation.