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Table 1 Comparison of biomass and lipid productivity between Scenedesmus sp. Z-4 and some microalgal strains with different light/dark cycles in previous studies

From: Cell growth and lipid accumulation of a microalgal mutant Scenedesmus sp. Z-4 by combining light/dark cycle with temperature variation

Strain Cultivation mode Light/dark cycle Biomass (g L−1) Lipid productivity (mg L−1 day−1) References
Scenedesmus obliquus Autotrophic 24 h/0 h 0.992 Not given [8]
Chlorella sorokiniana Mixotrophic 12 h/12 h 1.55 31.62 [17]
Chlorella sp. Autotrophic 16 h/8 h 0.63 12.6 [18]
Nannochloropsis sp. Mixotrophic 16 h/8 h 1.10 42.31
Chlorella vulgaris Autotrophic Not given 0.25 4 [19]
Mixotrophic 1.70 54
Dunaliella salina Autotrophic 24 h/0 h 1.46 Not given [25]
Chlorella sp. Autotrophic 24 h/0 h 0.64 Not given [26]
Tetraselmis suecica Autotrophic 24 h/0 h 0.72 Not given
Scenedesmus sp. Z-4 Autotrophic 12 h/12 h 1.68 56.8 This study
Mixotrophic 3.86 182.6