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Título: Microalgal symbiosis in biotechnology
Autor: Santos, Carla A.
Reis, Alberto
Palavras-chave: Microalgae
Data: 2014
Editora: Springer
Citação: Santos, C.A.; Reis, A. - Microalgal symbiosis in biotechnology. In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2014, Vol. 98, nº 13, p. 5839-5846
Resumo: This review provides an analysis of recent published work on interactions between microorganisms, especially the ones involving mainly nutrient exchanges and at least with one microalga species. Examples of microbial partners are given, with a remark to the potential application of cultures of an autotroph and a heterotroph, which grow simultaneously, taking advantage of the complementary metabolisms. These are particularly interesting, either due to economic or sustainable aspects, and some applications have already reached the commercial stage of development. The added advantages of these symbiotic cultures are biomass, lipid, and other products productivity enhancement a better utilization of resources and the reduction or even elimination of process residues (including carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases) to conduct an increasingly greener biotechnology. Among the several symbiotic partners referred, the microalgae and yeast cultures are the most used. The interaction between these two microorganisms shows how to enhance the lipid production for biodiesel purposes compared with separated (stand-alone) cultures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.9/2650
ISSN: 0175-7598
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-014-5764-x
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