SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF OOCYSTIS POLYMORPHA, A THERMOTOLERANT GREEN ALGA SUITABLE FOR MASS CULTURE.
Rept. for Aug 67-Jun 68,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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The possible use of unicellular algae in bioregenerative gas exchange systems is severely limited by their tendency to adhere to vessel walls and to foul continuous culture systems. This report describes the physiologic and biochemical characteristics of Oocystis polymorpha, a newly discovered algal species which has a high degree of productivity but little tendency to foul culture system surfaces. The composition of the organism and its responses to environmental variable were compared to those of Chlorella sorokiniana. It was concluded that for mass culture Oocystis polymorpha represents a significant improvement over previously studied species. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Life Support Systems