Effect of different light intensities on the growth of the diatom Chaetoceros calcitrans
Batch cultures of C. calcitrans were maintained indoors at a temperature range of 21 to 25 C and continuously illuminated by 40-watt daylight fluorescent lights. Cultures were exposed to 5 different intensities from 200 to 25,000 lux. Population counts show that light intensity affects growth and reproduction of the algae cultivated. A comparison of population peak growths showed cultures illuminated by 12,000 lux to have higher cell counts than those exposed to higher or lower light intensities.
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Jereos, E. C. (1977). Effect of different light intensities on the growth of the diatom Chaetoceros calcitrans.
SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Quarterly Research Report, 1(3), 17-18. http://hdl.handle.net/10862/2296