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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Development of Cyanobacterial Consortia in a Photobioreactor

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Author Details: Chaitali Urewar, Tapas Nandy, Kunal Roychoudhury

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 172

Article End Page : 176


The cyanobacterial consortia was grown and developed under laboratory conditions. In the present work we used equal proportion of three cyanobacterial strains i.e. Anabaena sp., Nostoc sp., and Oscillatoria sp. together to form consortia. A specially designed batch photo bioreactor was used for cultivation of consortia. Nutrient medium was modified according to the growth requirement of consortia. Several parameters like wet mount microscopy, dry weight and chlorophyll a content were used to monitor consortia growth.

Keywords: Cyanobacterial consortia, batch photo bioreactor, media modification, MLSS and Chlorophyll-a