Bicarbonate ions are the primary source of inorganic carbon for autotrophic organisms living in aquatic environments. In the present study, we evaluated the short‐term (hours) effects of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) addition on the growth and photosynthetic efficiency of the green algae Chlorella sorokiniana (211/8k). Bicarbonate was added to nonaxenic cultures at concentrations of 1, 2, and 3 g L‐1 leading to a significant increase in biomass especially at the highest salt concentration (3 g L‐1) and also showing a bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect that helped to keep a reduced microbial load in the algal culture. Furthermore, bicarbonate stimulated the increase in cellular content of chlorophyll a, improving the photosynthetic performance of cells. Since microalgae of genus Chlorella spp. show great industrial potential for the production of biofuels, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, health, and dietary supplements and the use of bicarbonate as a source of inorganic carbon led to short‐term responses in Chlorella sorokiniana, this method represents a valid alternative not only to the insufflation of carbon dioxide for the intensive cultures but also for the production of potentially bioactive compounds in a short period.

Rapid and Positive Effect of Bicarbonate Addition on Growth and Photosynthetic Efficiency of The Green Microalgae Chlorella Sorokiniana (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae) / Salbitani, Giovanna; Bolinesi, Francesco; Affuso, Mario; Carraturo, Federica; Mangoni, Olga; Carfagna, Simona. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 10:13(2020), p. 4515. [10.3390/app10134515]

Rapid and Positive Effect of Bicarbonate Addition on Growth and Photosynthetic Efficiency of The Green Microalgae Chlorella Sorokiniana (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae)

Salbitani, Giovanna
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Bolinesi, Francesco
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Affuso, Mario;Carraturo, Federica;Mangoni, Olga;Carfagna, Simona
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2020

Abstract

Bicarbonate ions are the primary source of inorganic carbon for autotrophic organisms living in aquatic environments. In the present study, we evaluated the short‐term (hours) effects of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) addition on the growth and photosynthetic efficiency of the green algae Chlorella sorokiniana (211/8k). Bicarbonate was added to nonaxenic cultures at concentrations of 1, 2, and 3 g L‐1 leading to a significant increase in biomass especially at the highest salt concentration (3 g L‐1) and also showing a bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect that helped to keep a reduced microbial load in the algal culture. Furthermore, bicarbonate stimulated the increase in cellular content of chlorophyll a, improving the photosynthetic performance of cells. Since microalgae of genus Chlorella spp. show great industrial potential for the production of biofuels, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, health, and dietary supplements and the use of bicarbonate as a source of inorganic carbon led to short‐term responses in Chlorella sorokiniana, this method represents a valid alternative not only to the insufflation of carbon dioxide for the intensive cultures but also for the production of potentially bioactive compounds in a short period.
2020
Rapid and Positive Effect of Bicarbonate Addition on Growth and Photosynthetic Efficiency of The Green Microalgae Chlorella Sorokiniana (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae) / Salbitani, Giovanna; Bolinesi, Francesco; Affuso, Mario; Carraturo, Federica; Mangoni, Olga; Carfagna, Simona. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 10:13(2020), p. 4515. [10.3390/app10134515]
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