Protein quantification of mixed microalgae consortia under different concentration of Coal fired flue gas

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Protein quantification of mixed microalgae consortia under different concentration of Coal fired flue gas

Ambreen Aslam, Tahira Aziz Mughal, Skye R. Thomas-Hall, Peer M. Schenk, Shazia Pervaiz
Int. J. Biosci.10( 2), 72-80, February 2017.
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Microalgae have abundant ecological relevance because of its significant contribution in global carbon fixation. During last decade, microalgae became increasingly interesting for biotechnology as it provides many natural products. Microalgae are promising sources to enhance nutrition of food and animal feedstock as it contain high value biochemical compounds including fatty acids, protein etc. The present study evaluated the protein content from mixed microalgae consortia under different CO2 concentrations (1%, 3% and 5.5%) from coal-fired flue gas. CB-X Protein Assay Kit (G Biosciences) was used for measurement of protein concentration from all microalgal samples. Under 1% CO2 concentration, UQ-Lake (F) showed high protein content 39.3±1.89% which make algae attractive to be used as feed and nutrition supplement for animal. Mixed culture grown in nutrient rich media under air as control samples and in flue gas as CO2 source as an attempt to reduce greenhouse gases in atmosphere.


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