Optimum temperature Chlamydomonas

Marcel.Janssen at ALGEMEEN.PK.WAU.NL Marcel.Janssen at ALGEMEEN.PK.WAU.NL
Fri Aug 6 09:48:32 EST 1999

Dear netters,

currently I am using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CC 1690 wild type 21 gr mt+
from the Chlamydomonas Genetics Center. Does anybody have information about
the relationship between specific growth rate and temperature for this alga?
Curently I am working at 25 degrees Celsius, but I was wondering if the
optimum temperature for growth could be at a higher temperature.

Secondly, does anybody have similar information about the marina alga
Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher CCAP 19/6B. I have some information about this
alga stating that the optimum temperature is 31-32 degrees Celsius. This does
seem a little bit strange to me because the alga was originally isolated in an
Norwegian fjord. Does anybody have an explanation for this behaviour?

Thank you for your time,


Marcel Janssen
Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences
Food and Bioprocess Engineering Group
Wageningen Agricultural University
P.O.B. 8129
6700 EV Wageningen
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0)317-483396
Telefax: +31 (0)317-482237
E-Mail: Marcel.Janssen at algemeen.pk.wau.nl

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