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Table 2 Mixotrophic growth rate in C. merolae

From: Activation of oxidative carbon metabolism by nutritional enrichment by photosynthesis and exogenous organic compounds in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae: evidence for heterotrophic growth

Added carbon source Doubling time (h)
Light: 8 μmol photons m−2 s−1
Aeration: air
Light: 50 μmol photons m−2 s−1
Aeration: 1 % CO2
None 35.6 (±2.1) 12.7 (±0.5)
50 mM glycerol 31.0 (±3.1) 11.8 (±0.4)
50 mM succinic acid 28.2 (±2.7)* 12.2 (±0.3)
5 mM l-lactic acid 25.2 (±2.5)* 12.0 (±0.2)
  1. Each value is an average ± standard deviation of triplicates
  2. * p < 0.05 in t test (compared with control)