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Table 1 Overview of MFCs constructed by pure cultures using different electricigens

From: Electricigens in the anode of microbial fuel cells: pure cultures versus mixed communities

Type Genus Species Current density Power density References
Archaea Haloferax H. volcanii 49.67 μA/cm2 11.87 μW/cm2 [19]
Natrialba N. magadii 22.03 μA/cm2 4.57 μW/cm2 [19]
Cyanobacteria Synechocystis Synechocystis PCC-6803 NR 72.3 mW/m2 [22]
Spirulina S. platensis NR 6.5 mW/m2 [23]
Nostoc Nostoc sp. ATCC 27893 2300 mA/m2 100 mW/m2 [24]
Firmicutes   C. beijerinckii 1.3 mA/cm2 79.2 mW/m2 [27, 28]
Proteobacteria
 α-Proteobacteria Rhodospirillum R. rubrum NR 1.25 W/m2 [32]
Rhodobacter R. sphaeroides NR 790 mW/m2 [33]
Rhodopseudomonas R. palustris 0.99 mA/cm2 2720 mW/m2 [36]
Ochrobactrum O. anthropic 708 mA/m2 89 mW/m2 [38]
Acidiphilium A. cryptum NR 12.7 mW/m2 [39]
 β-Proteobacteria Rhodoferax R. ferrireducens 31 mA/m2 12.9 mW/m2 [40, 41]
 γ-Proteobacteria Escherichia E. coli NR 1304 mW/m2 [44]
Shewanella S. putrefaciens NR 1024 mW/m2 [47]
Shewanella S. oneidensis 515 mA/m2 249 mW/m2 [80]
Pseudomonas P. aeruginosa 35 μA/cm2 NR [56]
 δ-Proteobacteria Geobacter G. sulfurreducens 7.6 A/m2 3.9 W/m2 [62]
Geobacter G. metallireducens 125 mA/m2 26 mW/m2 [65]
Geopsychrobacter G. electrodiphilus 6.6 mA/cm2 NR [66]
 Yeast Saccharomyces S. cerevisiae 282.83 mA/m2 25.51 mW/m2 [70]
Candida C. melibiosica NR 185 mW/m3 [72]
Arxula A. adeninivorans NR 1.03 W/m3 [74]
 Eukaryotic algae Chlamydomonas C. reinhardtii NR 12.95 mW/m2 [76]
Chlorella C. pyrenoidosa NR 6030 mW/m2 [77]
Chlorella Chlorella sp. UMACC 313 2.83 mA/m2 0.124 mW/m2 [78]
  1. NR, not reported