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.

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