Polysaccharide Production by Microalgae from the Adriatic Sea
Polysaccharide production by different phytoplankton organisms from the Adriatic Sea was measured under optimal and stress conditions. The highest sugar amount was produced and released by diatoms and, in all the algae tested, total and extracellular polysaccharide content increased during growth. The amount of extracellular polysaccharides was found to increase under different stress conditions such as a high N/P ratio, presence of bacteria associated with P limitation, presence of metals.
KeywordsExtracellular Polymeric Substance Extracellular Polysaccharide Polysaccharide Production Prorocentrum Micans Marine Planktonic Diatom
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