Specific oxygen production rate (SOPR)

Range 25 to 400 fmol O2/cell/hour
Organism Green algae Chlorella vulgaris
Reference Lee CG, Palsson BØ. High-density algal photobioreactors using light-emitting diodes. Biotechnol Bioeng. 1994 Nov 20 44(10):1161-7. p.1162 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID18618541
Method Each mol of chlorophyll is reported to produce 50-400 mol of oxygen per h (Myers et al., 1971 PMID 16657782) and the per-cell average chlorophyll content is in the range of 0.5-1.0 fmol (Miller, R. L. 1969. Design and preliminary evaluation of a man-rated photosynthesis exchanger. USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, SAM-TDR-69-64, Brooks AFB, TX.). The product of these numbers will yield a range of expected per-cell oxygen productivity 25-400 fmol O2/cell/h.
Entered by Uri M
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