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dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Sam A
dc.contributor.authorDavey, Matthew P
dc.contributor.authorAldridge, David C
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T23:30:12Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T23:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-05
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293879
dc.description.abstractSynthetic Ecology is a novel concept describing the design of de novo ecological communities for a designated purpose. This study is a proof of concept for harnessing Synthetic Ecology in expanding the scale of commercially relevant micro algae (Chlorella vulgaris) cultivation using stable Synthetic Ecologies in open environments as opposed to vulnerable monocultures. We focused on whether the grazing activity of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) would result in a consistent, and commercially favourable, dominance of Chlorella in cultures that were also inoculated with a competing and potentially invasive cyanobacteria (Synechocystis sp. PCC6803). The key result of this study was that in axenic mixed species co-cultures, zebra mussels had a significantly greater negative effect on Synechocystis cell numbers than Chlorella (P < 0.0001). The zebra mussels' putative preference for Synechocystis over Chlorella suggests they could be used to maintain the dominance of Chlorella in outdoor cultivation systems prone to contamination by invasive cyanobacteria.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectChlorella vulgaris
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectFresh Water
dc.subjectDreissena
dc.subjectMicroalgae
dc.subjectSynthetic Biology
dc.titleHarnessing Synthetic Ecology for commercial algae production.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameSci Rep
prism.startingPage9756
prism.volume9
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.40987
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-17
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-019-46135-6
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-05
dc.contributor.orcidReynolds, Sam A [0000-0002-1255-580X]
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (1804793)
cam.issuedOnline2019-07-05
cam.orpheus.successMon Jun 08 08:20:02 BST 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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