Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 285–290 | Cite as

Enhancement ofSpirulina biomass productivity by a protein hydrolysate

  • Gurbaksh Singh
  • R. M. Kothari
  • Rajesh K. Sharma
  • V. Ramamurthy
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Abstract

The effect of a hydrolyzed protein preparation on the growth and biomass yield of the blue-gree algaSpirulina platensis was studied. At the optimum dosage, the hydrolysate enhancedSpirulina productivity by almost 40% when compared to untreated cultures. This increased productivity correlated with an increase in the level of nitrogen assimilating enzymes, nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase.

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Spirulina biomass nitrate reductase glutamine synthetase 

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© Humana Press Inc 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gurbaksh Singh
    • 1
  • R. M. Kothari
    • 1
  • Rajesh K. Sharma
    • 1
  • V. Ramamurthy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologyThapar Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPatialaIndia

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