Scenedesmus sp GROWTH IN DIFFERENT CULTURE mediums FOR MICROALGAL PROTEIN PRODUCTION

  • Catalina QUEVEDO O.
  • Sonia P. MORALES V.
  • Alejandro ACOSTA C.
Keywords: microalgae, Scenedesmus sp., culture medium, biomass, protein

Abstract

Microalgae are considered as functional food capable not only of raise nutritional content but also of

affect positively the animal’s health and human’s containing important amounts of proteins, vitamins,

and polyunsatured fatty acids. Some Microalgae have even higher amino acid content than conventional

food; Scenedesmus sp has a lysine level higher than the required for the Food and Agriculture Organization

of the United Nations (FAO) and proteins levels between 25 and 35%, becoming a rich protein source.

In this study, biomass and protein production of Green microalgae Scenedesmus sp, in different growth

mediums, Standard 1, Standard 2 and Algal with NaHCO3 as carbon source, , were evaluated, . Among

mediums:. Standard 2 medium had presented the higher biomass production (0.41 g/L) and the Algal

medium the higher protein percentage measured by dry weight (35.18%). also, polymorphism presented

by the microalgae in each medium was studied; which show morphological changes even among colonies

with same cells number. This microalgae has a potential application in animal food industry.

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Published
2009-02-16
How to Cite
QUEVEDO O. C., MORALES V. S. P., & ACOSTA C. A. (2009). <I>Scenedesmus sp</I&gt; GROWTH IN DIFFERENT CULTURE mediums FOR MICROALGAL PROTEIN PRODUCTION. Vitae, 15(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/vitae/article/view/762
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Biotechnology