New paper on seaweed cultivation now online!

Effects of irradiance, temperature, nutrients, and pCO2 on the growth and biochemical composition of cultivated Ulva fenestrata

New open access paper in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The aquaculture of seaweeds continues to play an important cultural and socio-economic role. Especially green algae species of the so called sea lettuces have a large potential in seaweed aquaculture due to their:

– high productivity
– wide environmental tolerance
– and interesting functional and nutritional properties

In our new publication, we show that optimal cultivation conditions for the northern hemisphere sea lettuce, Ulva fenestrata, are strongly dependent on the desired biomass traits.

In cultivation experiments, different environmental factors were manipulated and we examined their effects on the relative growth rate and the biochemical composition of U. fenestrata.

Here you can read the full publication: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-020-02155-8

If you are also interested in how different cultivation conditions affect the monosaccharide composition in U. fenestrata, find our open access publication here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10811-020-02138-9

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