Effect of Nitrogen Sources on Growth Performance of Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis sp.

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dc.contributor.author Kondasinghe, K.P.R.S.
dc.contributor.author Jayasiri, H.B.
dc.contributor.author Mallawaarachchi, J.
dc.contributor.author Guruge, K.P.G.K.P.
dc.contributor.author Thilakarathna, E.P.D.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-04T12:24:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-04T12:24:33Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481255
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/57/15.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Nannochloropsis sp. is a marine micro alga immensely valuable for aquaculture and food industry as they are rich sources of essential fatty acids, pigments, amino acids and vitamins. Present study was conducted to identify the effect of nitrogen sources on their growth and nutrient content in the cells. For the study, F/2 culture media was used as media in control culture which contains NaNO3 as the source of nitrogen. The F/2 culture media was prepared by using KNO3 (9 g l-1), CH4N2O (Urea) (27 g l-1) and NH4Cl (47.3 g l-1) as the sources of nitrogen in the culture media. Algae cultures were prepared in triplicates for all treatments and cultivated under indoor condition, maintaining the 27 oC of constant temperature and 25ppt of salinity with a continuous aeration. The results of ten days culture revealed that there was no significant difference for cell density with the time for all treatments (Two-way ANOVA: p>0.05). However, significant difference was found for chlorophyll-a nitrate and nitrite content which are produced by Nannochloropsis sp. (p<0.05). The significantly highest chlorophyll-a, nitrate and nitrite content were reported in the F/2 culture media with urea than that of other culture media treated with potassium nitrate and ammonium chloride. The Urea can be recommended as a more effective source of nitrogen for F/2 culture media to obtain high chlorophyll-a, nitrate and nitrite content for Nannochloropsis sp. culture. This study provides baseline information about the appropriate nitrogen sources which can elevate the higher productivity of Nannochloropsis sp. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Aquaculture and Fisheries en_US
dc.title Effect of Nitrogen Sources on Growth Performance of Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis sp. en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2019 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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