Growth of aphanothece microscopica nägeli on exogenous sugars

Authors

  • Reinaldo Gaspar Bastos Centro de Ciências Agrárias - Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Paola Rizzo de Paiva Centro de Ciências Agrárias - Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Maurício Rigo Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste
  • Graziela Veiga Universidade Estadual do Centro Oeste
  • Maria Isabel Queiroz Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

Keywords:

cyanobacteria, Aphanothece, wastewater treatment

Abstract

Biological processes for wastewater treatment generally produce a lot of biomass or active sludge without reuse. In this context, incorporation of organic matter and nutrients from agro industrial effluents into cell mass for single-cell protein allowed application of sustainable process. Cyanobacteria could be used due to its versatile metabolism. So, the aim of this paper was evaluate the growth of cyanobacteria Aphanothece microscopica Nägeli growth on heterotrophic medium with glucose, lactose and sucrose. Growth curves indicated that cultivation of cyanobaterial on the dark depend the type of carbon source and there are different mechanisms for glucose, fructose and sucrose consumption. Results suggest a useful application of cyanobacteria on organic matter removal from wastewater.

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Author Biography

Reinaldo Gaspar Bastos, Centro de Ciências Agrárias - Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Engenheiro de Alimentos, Doutor em Engenharia QUímica, professor do Departamento de Tecnologia Agroindustrial do Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA) da Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Campus Araras, desenvolve pesquisas nas áreas de microbiologia industrial, tratamento e aproveitamento biotecnológico de resíduos agroindustriais.

Published

2011-02-01

How to Cite

BASTOS, R.G., DE PAIVA, P.R., RIGO, M., VEIGA, G. and QUEIROZ, M.I., 2011. Growth of aphanothece microscopica nägeli on exogenous sugars . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 27, no. 1. [Accessed24 May 2022]. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/7360.

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Section

Biological Sciences