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Abstract

The study carried out by the laboratory of Heliosynthesis of Lavera can be considered as a fundamental support to the project "Mariculture on Land" conducted by Prof. Wagner. Its aim is research on a solar biotechnology based on the culture of photosynthetic cells. In order to evaluate the potential offered by different photosynthetic organisms, a physiological study of the growth of a green macroalga (ēEnteroporpha lingulataē and a blue-green microalga (Synechocystis sp.) was conducted on a laboratory scale and several trials in batch culture were carried out in identical conditions. From a methodological point of view, the batch culture is the easiest way of comparing the growth physiology of two strains of cells. But this method does not permit taking account of the dynamic aspect on which the extrapolation of the trials on a large scale must be based. For this reason, the continuous culture system was chosen to compare the potential of two blue-green algae ēSynechocystis sp.ē (previously studied in batch system) and ēSpirulina maximaē. Results and conclusions of this comparative ecophysiological study of the three strains, each of potential interest, are given. In conclusion, the research carried out in this project shows that the three strains have different behaviour but nevertheless, their specificity permits them to cover a wide range of applications according to the climatic conditions (25 degrees C, 32 degrees C, 42 degrees C) and the nature of the water (polluted, brackish, salted).

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Authors: GUDIN C, LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE);CHAUMONT D, LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE);DESANTI O, LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE);PIOLINE D, LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE);PIOLINE D LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE), LABORATOIRE D'HELIOSYNTHESE BP, LAVERA (FRANCE), SOCIETE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE) BP, COURBEVOIE (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10099 FR (1986) MF, 42 P, BFR 150, BLOW-UPCPY BFR 225, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989126035301 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr