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Table 1 Dry weight and intracellular substances contents in three different CO2 concentrations cultivated P. tricornutum cells. Intracellular substances involved total water-soluble protein, lipids, chlorophyll a + c and RNA concentration. Data are expressed as a mean ± SD (n = 3)

From: Enzyme activity highlights the importance of the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway in lipid accumulation and growth of Phaeodactylum tricornutum under CO2 concentration

CO2 concentration Low-CO2 (0.015 %) Mid-CO2 (0.035 %) High-CO2 (0.150 %)
Culture dry weight (g L−1) 0.083 0.109 0.245
Lipid content (w/w, % of DCW) 33.13 ± 1.2 35.87 ± 1.7 53.71 ± 2.4
Chlorophyll a + c concentration (mmol g−1 FW) 2.52 ± 0.084 3.73 ± 0.030 3.28 ± 0.084
RNA concentration (μg g−1 FW) 378.10 ± 10.42 715.40 ± 15.45 562.39 ± 33.51
Total water-soluble protein production (mg g−1 FW) 7.63 ± 0.03 12.76 ± 0.04 16.29 ± 0.02