Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 24(2): 165-170, doi: 10.3750/AIP1994.24.2.16
Ultrasonic stimulation of Chlorella population growth
expand article infoN. Dolganowa, S. Karitskaya, V. Crekhtunova, T. Lubovschina
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Ultrasonic (high frequency/low intensity) stimulation of Chlorella vulgaris is shown to intensity population growth. The effeet is caused by a change in the cellular membrane potential as a resuh of increased permeability of the membrane; metabolie rate is thus determined by the cell′s energy demand. It is suggested tbat sonicatíon can be applied in biotech- nological proeesses involving Chlorella.