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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 160-169
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.020


Growth Parameter Optimization and Biochemical Appraisals of Spirulina platensis
V.P. Joshi1*, P.M. Chauhan1, K.B. Joshi2 and N.H. Joshi3
1Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, CAET
2Department of Biochemistry, COA
 3Department of Aquaculture, COF, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362001 (Gujarat), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Various microalgae species have high amount of protein and lipid level that is why this is now a days consider as one of the main reasons of an unconventional source of this compound. Spirulina platensis is one of the richest protein sources of microbial origin, having similar protein levels when compared to pulse and animal protein sources. The use of Spirulina platensis in food can bring benefits to human health owing to its chemical composition, as it has high levels of vitamins, minerals, secondary metabolites, essential fatty acids, amino acids and pigments. Furthermore, the development of new protein sources to supply the shortage of this nutrient is an urgent need and protein from Spirulina platensis plays an important role in such scenario. This investigation was carried out for growth parameter optimization of Spirulina platensis cultivating in laboratory scale photobioreactor. Combination of three different growth medium, temperature and light intensity respectively studied. The optimum growth condition of Spirulina platensis was found for BG-11 growth medium with temperature 30oC and light intensity factor 50 % (in this case 10000 lux). Biochemical analysis was also carried out in this study and it was conclude that Spirulina platensis was found rich in protein content.


Keywords: Algal species, Growth Parameter optimization, Photobioreactor, Protein, Secondary metabolites, Lipid
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Joshi, V.P., P.M. Chauhan, K.B. Joshi and Joshi, N.H. 2018. Growth Parameter Optimization and Biochemical Appraisals of Spirulina platensis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 160-169. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.020