Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 399–406 | Cite as

Growth, survival and reproduction inChlorella vulgaris andC. variegata with respect to culture age and under different chemical factors

  • S. C. Agrawal Manisha


Batch cultures ofChlorella vulgaris andC. variegata reproducing about twice every 5 d within 0–15 d had vegetative cells and autospore mother cells in the ratio of about 19:1. Continuous slow or negligible and/or no growth in >15-d-old control cultures or in young cultures supplied with the antibiotics streptomycin, penicillin, amoxycillin (10–1000 ppm) or tetracycline (10, 100 ppm), and pesticides carbofuran, gammaxine, moticop or iralon (1–100 ppm) was due to slow autospore mother cells dehiscence (leading to an increase in their percentage); while negligible and/or no growth of both algal species in sewage water (100, 25%), detergent (0.1–1%), petrol or kerosene (5–20%), benzene, toluene or phenol (5, 10%) and pesticides rogor or endosulfan (1, 10 ppm) was due to vegetative cells failure to differentiate into autospore mother cells (leading to decreased/zero autospore mother cells percentage) and/or rapid death of all cells.C. variegata was equally or slightly more sensitive to different chemical stress thanC. vulgaris.


Endosulfan Carbofuran Amoxycillin Sewage Water Isoproturon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Agrawal Manisha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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