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Table 1 Pigment levels in microalgae T. minus under photoautotrophic and heterotrophic conditions

From: Mechanism and enhancement of lipid accumulation in filamentous oleaginous microalgae Tribonema minus under heterotrophic condition

Conditions Growth phase Chlorophylla (μg/mg) Chlorophyllb (μg/mg) Total carotene (μg/mg)
Photoautotrophic Initial 8.81 ± 0.11 1.86 ± 0.03 1.85 ± 0.08
Logarithmic 9.86 ± 0.25 1.35 ± 0.02 3.17 ± 0.07
Stationary 5.97 ± 0.14 1.16 ± 0.07 4.96 ± 0.21
Heterotrophic Initial 8.81 ± 0.09 1.86 ± 0.04 1.85 ± 0.00
Logarithmic 3.14 ± 0.02 0.73 ± 0.01 1.73 ± 0.04
Stationary 1.87 ± 0.01 0.52 ± 0.00 1.52 ± 0.06
  1. Results are presented as the mean ± standard deviations (n = 3)