Growth of Red Tide Phytoplankton Using Glass Powder Containing Nutrients -Technical Note-

Yukiho Yamaoka, Osamu Takimura, Hiroyuki Fuse, Katsuji Murakami, Shuji Kitao, Masamichi Saeki, Satoshi Watanuki, Masato Aihara

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The growth of five species of red tide phytoplankton (Heterosigma akashiwo, Chetoceros debile, Skeletonema costatum, Chattonella antique (Hada) Ono, and Thalassiosira weissflogii) in batch cultures using glass powders containing FeO, Fe2O3, SiO2, Na2O, K2O, P2O5, GeO2, and/or B2O3 was investigated. In general, the growth of the phytoplankton increased with the addition of glass containing Fe and/or P. However, in competitive cultures of S. costatum or C. debile and C. antiqua using growth material A (containing P and Fe) or SBF-11 (containing Fe), S. costatum and C. debile grew, but C. antiqua did not. Also, Bacillariophyceae did not grow with the addition of the glass powder containing germanium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalSeibutsu-kogaku Kaishi
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Glass powder
  • Phytoplankton
  • Red tide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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