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Formulation of organic medium for the cultivation of spirulina using agro-wastes

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Microbiology, The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women, Sivakasi-626123, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Department of Microbiology, The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women, Sivakasi-626123, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 52-54, March,10 (2017)


In the present study, attempt was made to cultivate Spirulina using agricultural wastes. Spirulina mass cultivated in the Zarrouk’s medium and morphology observed under microscope. The growth performance, biomass concentration, Chlorophyll content, Carotenoids and Phycocyanin pigments studied using skin peel of beet root (Beta vulgaris), grape leaves (Vitis vignifera), extract of rice bran and rice husk and root of Casuarina (Casuarina equisetifola). Growth of Spirulina improved 2 folds on 21st day in organic medium than control. Hence, this organic medium can be recommended for the domestic and commercial production of Spirulina.


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