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Table 1 The photosynthetic activity of A. dimorphus under nitrogen deficiency

From: Nitrogen starvation-induced cellular crosstalk of ROS-scavenging antioxidants and phytohormone enhanced the biofuel potential of green microalga Acutodesmus dimorphus

Treatments Chlorophyll a (mg/g) Chlorophyll b (mg/g) Chlorophyll a + b (mg/g) Carotenoids (mg/g) F v /F m
Control 16.07 ± 2.33a 7.18 ± 0.82a 23.25 ± 3.14a 4.36 ± 0.83a 0.621 ± 0.027b
1N- 17.21 ± 1.01a 8.03 ± 0.33a 25.23 ± 1.16a 4.57 ± 0.35a 0.674 ± 0.004a
2N- 16.93 ± 0.96a 8.23 ± 0.83a 25.16 ± 1.79a 4.55 ± 0.10a 0.669 ± 0.005a
3N- 14.84 ± 0.53a 8.12 ± 0.16a 22.96 ± 0.60a 3.93 ± 0.19a 0.628 ± 0.003b
  1. 1N-, 2N-, and 3N- represent the cultures with 1, 2, and 3 days of nitrogen starvation, respectively. Values are presented as the mean ± standard deviation (n = 3). Values with the different letters represent a significant difference (P < 0.05) between treatments