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The Influence of Dissolved Organic Carbon on the Microbial Community Associated with Tetraselmis striata for Bio-Diesel Production

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Department of Life Science, College of Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea
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Risk Assessment Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Geoje 53201, Korea
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DNA Analysis Division, National Forensic Service, Seoul 158-707, Korea
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Han River Basin Environmental Office, Ministry of Environment, 231-0, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do 12902, Korea
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Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 2007, Australia
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Marine Ecosystem Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Busan 49111, Korea
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(10), 3601; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10103601
Received: 29 April 2020 / Revised: 15 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 22 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering)
The green alga Tetraselmis striata is regarded as a suitable candidate microalga for bio-diesel production. Recently, T. striata was cultured near Yeonghueung Island, Korea, in a “marine culturing field”; however, its environmental impacts are not yet studied. We estimated the amount of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) released from T. striata cultivation in the marine culturing field, and we investigated the changes in bacterial composition. Then, we designed and installed a mesocosm for further understanding. From the mesocosm results, the DOC released from the cultivation of T. striata led to changes in bacterial communities, disturbance of the microbial food web structure, rapid depletion of nutrients, and a decrease in dissolved oxygen (DO) and pH. Our novel work demonstrates that large amounts of DOC secreted by large-scale microalgal cultures such as that of T. striata can potentially have a significant impact on the structure and function of the surrounding microbial ecosystem. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tetraselmis; DOC; bacterial community; microbial disturbance; food web structure; mesocosm Tetraselmis; DOC; bacterial community; microbial disturbance; food web structure; mesocosm
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Kim, S.-H.; Kim, J.H.; Baek, S.H.; Kim, J.-H.; Ajani, P.A.; Park, B.S.; Han, M.-S. The Influence of Dissolved Organic Carbon on the Microbial Community Associated with Tetraselmis striata for Bio-Diesel Production. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3601.

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