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By Robert A. Andersen

ISBN-10: 0120884267

ISBN-13: 9780120884261

Algal Culturing Techniques is a finished reference on all points of the isolation and cultivation of marine and freshwater algae, together with seaweeds. it really is divided into seven elements that disguise background, media instruction, isolation and purification ideas, mass culturing options, mobile counting and development dimension strategies, and experiences on subject matters and functions of algal tradition strategies for environmental investigations.

Algal Culturing Techniques used to be built to function either a brand new textbook and key reference for phycologists and others learning aquatic platforms, aquaculture and environmental sciences. scholars of algal ecology, marine botany, marine phycology, and microbial ecology will benefit from the hands-on technique for culturing various algae from clean and marine waters. Researchers in undefined, resembling aquaculture, pharmaceutical, foodstuffs, and biotechnology businesses will locate an authoritative and entire reference.

  • Sponsored by means of the Phycological Society of America
  • Features colour photos and illustrations throughout
  • Describes culturing tools starting from the attempt tube to open air ponds and coastal seaweed farms
  • Details isolation suggestions starting from conventional micropipette to automatic move cytometeric methods
  • Includes purification, development, upkeep, and cryopreservation techniques
  • Highlights equipment for estimating algal populations, progress premiums, setting apart and measuring algal pigments, and detecting and culturing algal viruses
  • Features a accomplished appendix of approximately 50 algal tradition medium recipes
  • Includes a thesaurus of phycological terms

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G. 1986. Biological and ecological characterization of the marine unicellular cyanobacterium Synechococcus. , and Li, W. K. , eds. Photosynthetic Picoplankton. Can. Bull. Fish. Aquatic Sci. 214:71–120. Chapter 3 Marine Culture Media Paul J. Harrison AMCE Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology John A. 0. 0. 1. 0. 1. 2. 3. 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 0. 1. 2. 0. 1. 2. 0. 0. References Natural seawater (NW) is a complex medium containing more than 50 known elements and a large and variable number of organic compounds.

2001). Although such comparisons are rarely done quantitatively, assessing media on the basis of the length of time a culture can remain at a stationary biomass is a criterion that is probably quite relevant to culture collections. Another criterion for media evaluation is whether the original morphology of the cells is maintained, but this is seldom evaluated (Harrison et al. 1980) and can be impractical for small species. Many recipes that include soil water extract justify the addition on the basis that it maintains the original cell morphology during longterm culturing.

The modifications were the omission of Tris (the pH buffer) and the addition of silicate. The omission of Tris was compensated for by adding equimolar amounts of NaHCO3 and HCl to prevent precipitation during autoclaving. During autoclaving CO2 is lost, and CO2 can be added indirectly before autoclaving by adding NaHCO3 or by directly bubbling CO2 through the medium. 3 : 1 chelator to trace metal ratio, compared to 1 : 1 in ‘f’ medium (Guillard and Ryther 1962), which may reduce the tendency to form metal precipitates and metal toxicity (Harrison et al.

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