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        Abstract - Issue Nov 2015, 36 (6)                                                                                                             Back

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Impact of natural light on growth and biopigment profile of cyanobacteria Spirulina platensis


Gaurav Sharma1, Manoj Kumar2, Mohammad Irfan Ali1, Suman Saran1 and Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja1*

1School of Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur-302017, Rajasthan, India

2Marine Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, North Campus, Delhi- 110007, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

14 April 2014


Revised received:

26 November 2014


Re-revised received:

13 January 2015



20 March 2015



Cyanobacteria are economically important microorganisms and good source of natural pigments such as chlorophyll, carotenoids and phycobilliproteins. The present research work showed the optimum combination of photophase and scotophase of Spirulina platensis on biomass and chlorophyll-a, carotenoids, phycocyanin, allophycocyanin, and phycoerythrin contents. The study revealed that among all six light conditions tested, the cultures placed at west facing window, receiving natural day light at temperature 30C showed extremely significant higher biomass (O.D. 3.460.17%) and biopigment accumulation Chlorophyll a 8.940.43%, Carotenoid 1.620.18%, phycocyanin 2.260.14%, allophycocyanin 2.660.18% and phycoerythrin 1.320.31% as compared to the standard (Full day natural light), which might be beneficial for large scale production of biopigment.   



 Key words

Carotenoids, Chlorophyll-a, Light condition, Phycobilliproteins, Spirulina platensis 



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