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Table 10 Amounts of pigments in Chaetoceros gracilis cells grown under 12 h light/12 h dark at 30 °C

From: Advantageous characteristics of the diatom Chaetoceros gracilis as a sustainable biofuel producer

Pigments Amount of pigments (mg/L)
50 µmol photons m−2 s−1 100 µmol photons m−2 s−1
96 h 240 h 96 h 240 h
Chlorophyll a 5.09 ± 0.15 5.98 ± 0.65 4.55 ± 0.10 4.34 ± 0.09
Chlorophyll c 0.965 ± 0.031 0.924 ± 0.028 0.844 ± 0.023 0.771 ± 0.020
Fucoxanthin 2.67 ± 0.11 2.92 ± 0.09 2.52 ± 0.02 2.45 ± 0.08
Diadinoxanthin 0.575 ± 0.034 1.18 ± 0.05 0.853 ± 0.034 0.962 ± 0.013
ß-Carotene 0.186 ± 0.006 0.203 ± 0.011 0.180 ± 0.004 0.164 ± 0.003
Cell density (106 cells/mL) 4.54 ± 0.13 6.45 ± 0.27 5.39 ± 0.07 6.92 ± 0.16
  1. Cells cultivated in F/2-enriched seawater under a photoperiod of 12 h light/12 h dark with 50 or 100 µmol photons m−2 s−1 at 30 °C, pigments quantitated on days 4 and 10, and n = 3