Chlorella Live Algae Culture- Algae oil production + research
Vile containing the algae Chlorella sp. (freshwater species). This species of algae can produce anywhere from 30-50% of oil by weight. This is a live specimen. It has not been mixed with other species. Also, your vial will contain a high concentration of algae.
We also offer the Scenedesmus species, and will be adding more!
Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly, requiring onlycarbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce.
The name Chlorella is taken from the Greek chloros, meaning green, and the Latin diminutive suffix ella, meaning small. German biochemist and cell physiologist Otto Heinrich Warburg, awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on cell respiration in 1931, also studied photosynthesis inChlorella. In 1961, Melvin Calvin of the University of California received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the pathways of carbon dioxide assimilation in plants using Chlorella. In recent years, researchers have made less use of Chlorella as an experimental organism because it lacks a sexual cycleand, therefore, the research advantages of genetics are unavailable.
Many people believed Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because itsphotosynthetic efficiency can, in theory, reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane. — Source wikipedia -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorella
Scenedesmus sp. Live Algae Culture- Algae oil production + research
Vile containing the algae Scenedesmus ( Freshwater ). This species of algae can produce around 45% of oil by weight. This is a live specimen. It has not been mixed with other species. Also, your vial will contain a high concentration of algae.
Scenedesmus is a genus of algae, specifically of the Chlorophyceae. They are colonial and non-motile.