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Composition of the culture media

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Seven different culture media are used to maintain cultures of the different phyla of microalgae:
  • LC medium: for the majority of Chlorophyta and Charophyta
  • DV medium : for Bacillariophyta
  • Z medium : for Cyanobacteria
  • BB medium : for some Chlorophyta and some Heterokontophyta
  • MJ medium : for Cryptophyta
  • MWC medium : for Ochrophyta
  • (Z+Si+ Vitamines) medium : for some Charophyta

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