Effect of salinity, temperature and light on growth of Anabaena flos-aquae and Nostoc sp. div. (cyanobacteria, blue-green algae)
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Two species of blue-green algae have been studied under laboratory conditions in several combinations of salinity (0, 8, 16, 24 PSU), light (20, 70, 120, 170 muE m^-2 s^-1) and temperature (20, 25, 30, 35 ?C). Temperature within the range of 30-35 ?C and light intensity of 170 mE m^-2 s^-1 were the optimum to achieve a maximum growth effect in the two species examined. Salinity as an environmental factor showed that these two tested species are fresh water in origin with some tolerance to increased salinity concentration. The best growth rate for Anabaena flos-aquae was stated in 0 PSU medium for all temperature and light conditions. For Nostoc sp. div. medium with 8 PSU was the optimum one.
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M. Plinski, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, al. Marszalka Pilsudskiego 46, 81-378 Gdynia, Poland