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Table 3 Specific growth rates and best medium composition in Screen 2

From: Automated nutrient screening system enables high-throughput optimisation of microalgae production conditions

Strain Highest μ max [h −1 ] Centre point μ max [h −1 ] TAP control μ max [h −1 ] Improvement over Screen 1.1 (%) Medium with highest μ max Element variation in best media
M. convolutum (9-FW) 0.108 ± 0.010 0.080 ± 0.008 0.191 ± 0.005 44 177 Ca (+1), Mn (+1), B (−1), V (−1)
M. reisseri (13) 0.138 ± 0.016 0.118 ± 0.004 0.200 ± 0.021 40 175 B (+1), Fe (+1), Si (+1), Cu (−1)
P. falcate (4A-1) 0.119 ± 0.017 0.077 ± 0.008 0.175 ± 0.012 50 79 Ca (+1), Fe (+1), Zn (+1), Se (+1)
  1. Algal strains were cultivated in triplicates.