Chlorophyll fluorescence applications in microalgal mass cultures

Jiři Masojidek, Avigad Vonshak, Giuseppe Torzillo

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Chlorophyll (Chl) fluorescence has become one of the most common and useful techniques in photosynthetic field research. Its non-invasiveness, sensitivity and the wide availability of reliable instruments, also makes it a convenient and suitable technique in microalgal biotechnology to monitor a culture’s photosynthetic performance. Experimentally, homogenous microalgal cultures in suspension have also been ideal objects in photosynthetic studies. For the purpose of this book we summarised results of experiments since the 1990s that have pioneered the practical use of Chl fluorescence methods to monitor the physiological status of fast-growing microalgal mass cultures, optimising and estimating biomass productivity or finding marker processes of certain compound synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChlorophyll a fluorescence in aquatic sciences
Subtitle of host publicationmethods and applications
EditorsDavid J. Suggett, Ondrej Prášil, Michael A. Borowitzka
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789048192687
ISBN (Print)9789048192670
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Applied Phycology
ISSN (Print)2543-0599
ISSN (Electronic)2543-0602


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