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Table 1 Production of biomass and α-polyglucan by microalgae and cyanobacteria under phototrophic condition

From: Glycogen production for biofuels by the euryhaline cyanobacteria Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 from an oceanic environment

Species Biomass production (g-dry biomass L−1) α-polyglucan production (g L−1) α-polyglucan content (% of dry biomass) Light intensity (μmol photons m−2 s−1) Nitrogen source Carbon source Medium Reference
Porphyridium sp. UTEX 637 5.6 0.36 6.7 300 10 mM KNO3 1.5–2% CO2 aeration Seawater [30]
Porphyridium aerugineum 5.0 0.63 12.7 300 5.2 mM NaNO3 1.5–2% CO2 aeration Freshwater  
Tetraselmis subcordiformis 5.7 2.7 47.8 200 11 mM KNO3 3% CO2 aeration Seawater [31]
Chlorella vulgaris CCAP 211/11B 2.4 1.3 55.0 300 6 mM KNO3 2% CO2 aeration Freshwater [32]
Arthrospira maxima SOSA 18 0.95 0.91 70.0 50 No addition 200 mM HCO3 High sodium watera [21]
Arthrospira platensis NIES-39 1.6 1.0 63.0 700 3 mM NaNO3 200 mM HCO3 High sodium watera [19]
Arthrospira platensis NIES-46 1.1 0.58 53.0 50 No addition 200 mM HCO3 High sodium watera [33]
Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 0.3 0.08 26.7 50 No addition 1.5% CO2 aeration Freshwater [22]
Gloeocapsa alpicola CALU 743 N.D. 0.60 N.D. 220 4 mM KNO3 2% CO2 aeration Freshwater [34]
Plectonema boryanum ATCC 18200 0.34 0.08 22.0 100 0.5 mM Ca(NO3)2•4H2O Air Freshwater [35]
Synechocystis sp. PCC 6701 N.D. 0.46 N.D. 40 No addition 1% CO2 aeration Freshwater [36]
Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 N.D. 0.33 N.D. 2500 11 mM NaNO3 1% CO2 Brackish water [25]
7.2 3.5 49.8 600 15 mM NaNO3 2% CO2 Brackish water This work
7.7 3.0 38.7 600 15 mM NaNO3 2% CO2 Seawater
  2.8 1.8 62.2 600 9 mM NaNO3 2% CO2 Freshwater
  1. N.D.: Not determined.
  2. aHigh sodium water indicates SOT medium [19].