Agricultural applications

Mass culture, Spirulina, cyanobacteria as food

Waste treatment


Archer SD, McDonald KA, Jackman AP (1997). Effect light irradiance on the production of sulfolipids from Anabaena 7120 in a fed-batch photobioreactor. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 67:139-152

Hansen PD, von Usedom A (1997). New biosensors for environmental analysis. Exs 81:109-120

Lee DW, Park HW, Kim HS, Jin BR, Yu HS, Kim KY, Kang SK (1996). Characterization of Synechocystis PCC6803 transformed with cryIVD gene of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. morrisoni PG-14 and its mosquitocidal effect on Anopheles sinensis. Korean J Appl Entomol 35:66-73 (Korean)

Metting FB Jr (1996). Biodiversity and application of microalgae. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 17:477-489

Rajini VS, Subramanian G (1996). Ultrastructural differences between free-living and foam-immobilized cyanobacterial systems. Cytobios 88:71-77

Rajini VS, Subramanian G (1997). The effect of immobilization on carbon flow through Anabaena variabilis and A. azollae. Photosynthetica (Prague) 34:137-139

Rao SR, Sarada R, Ravishankar GA (1996). Phycocyanin, a new elicitor for capsaicin and anthocyanin accumulation in plant cell cultures. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 46:619-621

Sakai M, Ogawa T, Matsuoka M, Fukuda H (1997). Photosynthetic conversion of carbon dioxide to ethylene by the recombinant cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942, which harbors a gene for the ethylene-forming enzyme of Pseudomonas syringae. J Ferment Bioeng 84:434-443

Sangthongpitag K, Penfold RJ, Delaney SF, Rogers PL (1997). Cloning and expression of the Bacillus sphaericus 2362 mosquitocidal genes in a non-toxic unicellular cyanobacterium, Synechococcus PCC6301. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 47:379-384

Wu X, Vennison SJ, Huirong L, Ben-Dov E, Zaritsky A, Boussiba S (1997). Mosquito larvicidal activity of transgenic Anabaena strain PCC 7120 expressing combinations of genes from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Appl Environ Microbiol 63:4971-4974

Yagishita T, Sawayama S, Tsukahara KI, Ogi T (1997). Behavior of glucose degradation in Synechocystis sp. M-203 in bioelectrochemical fuel cells. Bioelectrochemistry & Bioenergetics 43:177-180

Agricultural applications

Abdullah AR, Bajet CM, Matin MA, Nhan DD, Sulaiman AH (1997). Ecotoxicology of pesticides in the tropical paddy field ecosystem. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 16:59-70

Apte SK, Thomas J (1997). Possible amelioration of coastal soil salinity using halotolerant nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria. Plant Soil 189:205-211

Banerjee M, Sharma A, Thomas T (1997). Potential use of lake cyanobacterial biomass as fertilizer for the cultivation of food crops. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 13:595-596

Brewin NJ, Legocki AB (1996). Biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agriculture (NATO Advanced Workshop: Biological Fixation of Nitrogen with the Second European Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Poznan, Poland, September 10-13, 1996). Trends Microbiol 4:476-477

Carreres R, Gonzalez Tome R, Sendra J, Ballesteros R, Fernandez Valiente E, Quesada A, Nieva M, Leganes F (1996). Effect of nitrogen rates on rice growth and biological nitrogen fixation. Journal of Agricultural Science 127:295-302

Cetinkaya Donmez G, Ozturk A (1997). Response of some microalgae to herbicides. Turk J Bot 21:81-83

Das MK, Adhikary SP (1996). Toxicity of three pesticides to several rice-field cyanobacteria. Tropical Agriculture 73:155-157

De Cano MS, De Mule MCZ, De Caire GZ, Palma RM, Colombo K (1997). Aggregation of soil particles by Nostoc muscorum Ag. (Cyanobacteria). Phyton (Buenos Aires) 60:33-38

Fernandez-Valiente E, Quesada A, Prosperi C, Nieva M, Leganes F, Ucha A (1997). Short- and long-term effects of ammonium on photodependent nitrogen fixation in wetland rice fields of Spain. Biol Fertil Soils 24:353-357

Ghosh TK, Saha KC (1997). Effects of inoculation of cyanobacteria on nitrogen status and nutrition of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in an Entisol amended with chemical and organic sources of nitrogen. Biol Fertil Soils 24:123-128

Gopalaswamy G, Raj SA, Ranganathan TB (1997). Biofertilizer application strategy to rice (Oryza sativa). Indian J Agron 42:68-73

Goyal SK, Singh BV, Nagpal V, Marwaha TS (1997). An improved method for production of algal biofertilizer. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 67:314-315

Inderjit. Dakshini KMM (1997). Allelopathic effect of cyanobacterial inoculum on soil characteristics and cereal growth. Can J Bot 75:1267-1272

Kannaiyan S, Aruna SJ, Kumari SMP, Hall DO (1997). Immobilized cyanobacteria as a biofertilizer for rice crops. J Appl Phycol 9:167-174

Mohapatra PK, Schubert H, Schiewer U (1997). Effect of dimethoate on glucose and alpha-aminoisobutyric acid uptake by intact Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 cells. Ind J Exp Biol 35:1093-1097

Pankratova EM, Domracheva LI, Reznik EN (1996). Changes in parameters of alga-cyanobacterial communities of soil "blooming" caused by fertilizers. Pochvovedenie:1112-1118 (Russian)

Quesada A, Leganes F, Fernandez-Valiente E (1997). Environmental factors controlling N-2 fixation in Mediterranean rice fields. Microb Ecol 34:39-48

Rath B, Adhikary SP (1996). Effect of pH, irradiance and population size on the toxicity of Furadan to two species of Anabaena. Biologia Plantarum (Prague) 38:563-570

Rathore AL (1996). Economics of bio-organic and inorganic sources of nutrient in rice (Oryza sativa) wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping system. Indian J Agron 41:502-504

Satapathy KB (1996). Tolerance of Azolla to chemical nitrogen fertilizer in rice field. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 1:243-246

Sinha RP, Haeder DP (1996). Photobiology and ecophysiology of rice field cyanobacteria. Photochem Photobiol 64:887-896

Mass culture, Spirulina, cyanobacteria as food

Arriaga Haro VM, Re Araujo D (1997). Use of live and inert microalgae as feed for Artemia franciscana (Anostraca: Artemiidae). Revista De Biologia Tropical 45:803-811 (Spanish)

Briones MP, Hori K, Martinez-Goss MR, Ishibashi G, Okita T (1997). A comparison of physical properties, oxalate-oxalic acid soluble substances, protein content, and in vitro protein digestibility of the blue-green alga Nostoc commune Vauch. from the Philippines and Japan. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 50:287-294

Chamorro G, Salazar S, Favila-Castillo L, Steele C, Salazar M (1997). Reproductive and peri- and postnatal evaluation of Spirulina maxima in mice. J Appl Phycol 9:107-112

Chen F, Zhang Y (1997). High cell density mixotrophic culture of Spirulina platensis on glucose for phycocyanin production using a fed-batch system. Enz Microb Technol 20:221-224

Demott WR, Mueller Navarra DC (1997). The importance of highly unsaturated fatty acids in zooplankton nutrition: Evidence from experiments with Daphnia, a cyanobacterium and lipid emulsions. Freshwater Biol 38:649-664

Duerr EO, Edralin MR, Price NM (1997). Facilities requirements and procedures for the laboratory and outdoor raceway culture of Spirulina spp. J Mar Biotechnol 5:1-11

Duncan PL, Klesius PH (1996). Effects of feeding Spirulina on specific and nonspecific immune responses of channel catfish. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 8:308-313

Espinosa-Fuentes M, Ortega-Salas AA, Laguarda-Figueras A (1997). Two experimental assays to produce biomass of Artemia franciscana (Anostraca). Revista De Biologia Tropical 44-45(3-1, Part B):565-572

Fischer D, Schloesser UG, Pohl P (1997). Exopolysaccharide production by cyanobacteria grown in closed photobioreactors and immobilized using white cotton towelling. J Appl Phycol 9:205-213

Funteu F, Guet C, Wu B, Tremolieres A (1997). Effects of environmental factors on the lipid metabolism in Spirulina platensis. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (Paris) 35:63-71

Hu Qiang. Hu Zhengyu. Cohen Z, Richmond A (1997). Enhancement of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) production by manipulating algal density of outdoor cultures of Monodus subterraneus (Eustigmatophyta) and Spirulina platensis (Cyanobacteria). Eur J Phycol 32:81-86

Ignat'Evskaya MA, Thukral AK, Burdin KS, Nosov VN (1996). Morphological and physiological characteristics of Spirulina platensis under conditions of photoautotrophic and mixotrophic growth in the light and dark. Mikrobiol 65:613-620 (Russian)

Ishida T, Hasegawa N, Hayashi NR, Peerapornpisal Y, Ishii M, Igarashi Y, Kodama T (1997). Growth characteristics and dense culture of a thermophilic cyanobacterium, Chroococcidiopsis sp. strain TS-821. J Ferment Bioeng 83:571-576

Kabata K, Okamoto C, Odahara T, Nakazono T, Kikuchi M (1997). Studies on the general analysis and cultivation methods of freshwater cyanobacterium Suizenjinori (Aphanothece sacrum (Sur.) Okada). Proceedings of School of Agriculture Kyushu Tokai University 16:47-53 (Japanese)

Khan MAR, Begum ZNT, Rahim ATMA, Salamatullah Q (1996). A comparative study on proximate composition and minerals contents of three fresh water green algae. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 25:189-196

Kim HM, Song HJ, Shin MK, Shin TY (1997). Inhibitory effect of immediate hypersensitivity by Spirulina platensis. Yakhak Hoeji 41:647-651 ([Korean])

Lai VWM, Cullen WR, Harrington CF, Reimer KJ (1997). The characterization of arsenosugars in commercially available algal products including a Nostoc species of terrestrial origin. Applied Organometallic Chemistry 11:797-803

Li DM, Qi YZ (1997). Spirulina industry in China: Present status and future prospects. J Appl Phycol 9:25-28

Madekin AS, Lyalikov SA, Evets LV, Makarchik AV, Shved TP (1996). Appliance of the Spirulina edible in the Chernobyl accident after-actions liquidators sanitation. Zdravookhranenie (Minsk):46-48 (Russian)

Mel'Nikov SS, Manankina EE, Budakova EA (1995). Method for determination of carotenoid content in Spirulina platensis in vivo. Vyestsi Akademii Navuk Byelarusi Syeryya Biyalahichnykh Navuk:102-104 (Russian)

Mel'Nikov SS, Manankina EE, Budakova EA (1996). Spirulina productivity when growing on different media. Vyestsi Akademii Navuk Byelarusi Syeryya Biyalahichnykh Navuk:38-42 ([Russian])

Mel'Nikov SS, Manankina EE, Budakova EA (1996). The influence of lighting conditions on Spirulina productivity. Vyestsi Akademii Navuk Byelarusi Syeryya Biyalahichnykh Navuk:53-56 ([Russian])

Morita K, Matsueda T, Iida T (1997). Effect of Chlorella, Spirulina and chlorophyllin on fecal excretion of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins in rats. Japanese Journal of Toxicology & Environmental Health 43:42-47 (Japanese)

Mustafa MG, Umino T, Nakagawa H (1997). Limited synergistic effect of dietary Spirulina on vitamin C nutrition of red sea bream Pagrus major. J Mar Biotechnol 5:129-132

Paredes-Carbajal MC, Torres-Duran PV, Diaz-Zagoya JC, Mascher D, Juarez-Oropeza MA (1997). Effects of dietary Spirulina maxima on endothelium dependent vasomotor responses of rat aortic rings. Life Sciences 61:PL211-PL219

Petkov GD, Bratkova SG (1996). Viscosity of algal cultures and estimation of turbulency in devices for the mass culture of microalgae. Archiv Fuer Hydrobiologie Supplementband 114:99-104

Pushparaj B, Pelosi E, Carlozzi P, Torzillo G (1995). Yield and biochemical composition of a marine cyanobacterium (Nodularia sp.) in outdoor culture. Aquatic Microb Ecol 9:13-16

Pushparaj B, Pelosi E, Tredici MR, Pinzani E, Materassi R (1997). An integrated culture system for outdoor production of microalgae and cyanobacteria. J Appl Phycol 9:113-119

Qiang H, Guterman H, Richmond A (1996). Physiological characteristics of Spirulina platensis (Cyanobacteria) cultured at ultrahigh cell densities. J Phycol 32:1066-1073

Rakow AL (1997). Concentration of microalgae for the production of Nori and related food products. Food Science & Technology International 3:319-324

Richmond A, Qiang H (1997). Principles for efficient utilization of light for mass production of photoautotrophic microorganisms. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 63-65:649-658

Singh DP, Singh N (1997). Isolation and characterization of a metronidazole tolerant mutant of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis exhibiting multiple stress tolerance. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 13:179-183

Sode K, Hayashi T, Tatara M, Hatano N, Yoshida H, Takeyama H, Oshiro T, Matsunaga T (1996). Recovery of a marine cyanobacterial recombinant product using fish-feed organisms. J Mar Biotechnol 4:82-86

Tomaselli L, Boldrini G, Margheri MC (1997). Physiological behaviour of Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima during acclimation to changes in irradiance. J Appl Phycol 9:37-43

Tredici MR, Zittelli GC (1998). Efficiency of sunlight utilization: Tubular versus flat photobioreactors. Biotechnology & Bioengineering 57:187-197

Vlaski A, Van Breemen AN, Alaerts GJ (1997). The role of particle size and density in dissolved air flotation and sedimentation. Water Sci Technol 36:177-189

Yang HN, Lee EH, Kim HM (1997). Spirulina platensis inhibits anaphylactic reaction. Life Sciences 61:1237-1244

Yusoff FM, McNabb CD (1997). The effects of phosphorus and nitrogen on phytoplankton dominance in tropical fish ponds. Aquaculture Research 28:591-597

Waste treatment

Ahuja P, Gupta R, Saxena RK (1997). Oscillatoria anguistissima: a promising Cu2+ biosorbent. Curr Microbiol 35:151-154

Cecal A, Rudic V, Gulea A, Palamaru I, Humelnicu D, Goanta M, Salaru VV (1997). Recuperation of uranyl ions from effluents by means of microbiological collectors. Waste Management 17:97-99

Craggs RJ, McAuley PJ, Smith VJ (1997). Wastewater nutrient removal by marine microalgae grown on a corrugated raceway. Water Res 31:1701-1707

Dash AK, Mishra PC (1996). Changes in biomass, pigment and protein content of Westiellopsis prolifica, a blue-green alga grown in nutrient-manipulated paper mill waste water. Cytobios 88:11-16

Erbe JL, Adams AC, Taylor KB, Hall LM (1996). Cyanobacteria carrying an smt-tux transcriptional fusion as biosensors for the detection of heavy metal cations. J Ind Microbiol 17:80-83

Gloaguen V, Morvan H, Hoffmann L (1996). Metal accumulation by immobilized cyanobacterial mats from a thermal spring. J Environ Sci Health A 31:2437-2451

Inthorn D, Nagase H, Isaji Y, Hirata K, Miyamoto K (1996). Removal of cadmium from aqueous solution by the filamentous cyanobacterium Tolypothrix tenuis. J Ferment Bioeng 82:580-584

Kuritz T, Bocanera LV, Rivera NS (1997). Dechlorination of lindane by the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain PCC7120 depends on the function of the nir operon. J Bacteriol 179:3368-3370

Laliberte G, Lessard P, De La Noue J, Sylvestre S (1997). Effect of phosphorus addition on nutrient removal from wastewater with the cyanobacterium Phormidium bohneri. Bioresource Technol 59:227-233

Malliga P, Uma L, Subramanian G (1996). Lignolytic activity of the cyanobacterium Anabaena azollae ML2 and the value of coir waste as a carrier for BGA biofertilizer. Microbios 86:175-183

Marten WL, Daigger GT (1997). Full-scale evaluation of factors affecting the performance of anoxic selectors. Water Environment Research 69:1272-1281

Nagase H, Inthorn D, Isaji Y, Oda A, Hirata K, Miyamoto K (1997). Selective cadmium removal from hard water using NaOH-treated cells of the cyanobacterium Tolypothrix tenuis. J Ferment Bioeng 84:151-154

Panda M, Biswal B (1996). Enhancement in growth and primary photochemistry of thylakoids of Anabaena doliolum treated with papermill waste water. Cytobios 88:35-42

Sallal AKJ (1997). Effects of crude oil and hydrocarbons on glycollate dehydrogenase of Anacystis nidulans. Microbios 90:33-43

Shashirekha S, Uma L, Subramanian G (1997). Phenol degradation by the marine cyanobacterium Phormidium valderianum BDU 30501. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 19:130-133

Yan GA, Jiang JW, Wu G, Yan X (1998). Disappearance of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate from different cultures with Anabaena sp. HB 1017. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 60:329-334