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Table 1 Comparison of Harvest efficiency (%), concentration ratio of algae axenic culture to algae co-culture, total biomass and percentage biomass composition in co-culture and in axenic (control flask) algae and fungal cultures in Chlorella vulgaris (CV) with different fungal species: Mortierella isabellina (​MI), Fusarium equiseti (A11); Fusarium lacertarum (A13); Nigrospora oryzae (A16); Altermaria alternate (A20); Fusarium equiseti (B5); Mucor hiemalis (B7) and Mucor circinelloides UMN-B34 (MC)

From: Mycoalgae biofilm: development of a novel platform technology using algae and fungal cultures

Strain combination MI-CV A11-CV A13-CV A16-CV A20-CV B5-CV B7-CV MC-CV
Harvest efficiency (%) 41.15 ± 0.6 82.42 ± 0.47 34.39 ± 4.1 92.90 ± 0.39 99.85 ± 0.03 34.85 ± 8.1 99.89 ± 0.01 99.94 ± 0.02
Concentration ratio of algae axenic cultures to algae in co-culture 6.24 13.15 9.42 27.35 21.81 4.82 3.85 1.52
Total biomass in co-culture (mg/L) 959.0 ± 20.7 655.9 ± 10.1 699.3 ± 115 686.5 ± 17.9 611.6 ± 11.9 1050.5 ± 43.4 689.1 ± 21.8 1243.0 ± 37
% Algae biomass 15.4 10.7 14.08 4.9 6.90 18.3 34.9 48.96
% Fungal biomass 84.6 89.3 85.92 95.1 93.1 81.7 65.2 51.04
Biomass in algae mono-culture (control flask) mg/L 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174 928.1 ± 174
Biomass in fungal mono-culture (Control flask) mg/L 868.5 ± 24 429.0 ± 35 458.0 ± 326 712.5 ± 24 810.50 ± 142 938.5 ± 44 922.0 ± 33 898.50 ± 9.8