Monitoring Algae Growth: CASY reveals Phases of Growth and Proliferation
A new Application Note from the Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology UFT in Bremen, Germany, Describes how CASY during cell division the green algae of Raphidocelis subcapitata monitoring the cell sizes mother cells and observing the release of car spores was used.
CASY measurements visualized the dynamically changing cell sizes and thus, allowed to observe the increasing size of mother cells, followed by the release of autospores and the detection of daughter cells.
Using synchronized algae cultures, , the authors also demonstrated that during proliferation the biovolume remains stable, whereas biovolume increased during growth phases.
With CASYs capabilities, to resolve algal cell cycles, the instrument is an ideal tool for ecotoxicity testings – an application, the we in discuss a further study be.
CASY recordings of cell size distribution
by green algae cultures during the cell cycle.
Read the Application Note.