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Strain selection of Spirulina suitable for mass production

  • Avigad Vonshak
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)

Abstract

For the past ten years, we have been involved in an ongoing project aimed at developing the biotechnology for the mass production of Spirulina. Our work has pointed out a basic requirement for proper development of this new agrotechnology, i.e., establishing, maintaining and testing a collection encompassing a wide variety of algal species and strains that can be grown under various environmental conditions. Such a collection will also facilitate screening and selection of algae species for high productivity.

Key words

Spirulina cultivation strain selection physiology 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Avigad Vonshak
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  1. 1.Algal Biotechnology Research Laboratory, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael

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