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Table 1 Effect of different incident photon fluxes on the growth of P. tricornutum under red LED illumination

From: Combined artificial high-silicate medium and LED illumination promote carotenoid accumulation in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Photon flux (μmol/m2/s)Biomass productivity (gDCW/L/day)Biomass yield (gDCW/mol)
PT-7 mediumPT-8 mediumPT-7 mediumPT-8 medium
850.19 ± 0.0040.19 ± 0.010.26 ± 0.010.25 ± 0.01
1280.21 ± 0.010.23 ± 0.010.19 ± 0.010.21 ± 0.01
1700.24 ± 0.010.31 ± 0.010.16 ± 0.010.21 ± 0.005
2040.32 ± 0.020.36 ± 0.010.18 ± 0.010.21 ± 0.01
2550.34 ± 0.020.37 ± 0.030.15 ± 0.010.17 ± 0.01
  1. P. tricornutum was cultivated using PT-7 and PT-8 medium, respectively for batch culture of 5 days with red LED light illumination. The results presented are average values from three independent experiments (mean ± standard error of mean (SE))