Subcellular Localization of Cadmium in Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck Strain Bt-09

  • P.B. Lintongan
  • F.A. Cariño
  • G.C. Rivero


Growth response curves of Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck strain Bt-09 to sublethal concentrations of cadmium were evaluated. The growth responses of this microalgal isolate was determined through analysis of chlorophyll a levels. Cadmium was effectively taken up by the cells as determined by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (F-AAS). Subcellular fractionation was undertaken to locate sites that accumulate cadmium.