Initial growth phases of two bloom-forming cyanobacteria (Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Planktothrix agardhii) in monocultures and mixed cultures depending on light and nutrient conditions

Myriam Ammar, Katia Comte, Thi Du Chi Tran and Monia El Bour

- Initial fast-growing abilities of bloom-forming species assessed in mono vs mixed cultures.

- A low growth rate recorded in mixed cultures, suggesting possible competitive interactions under specific conditions.

- P. agardhii outcompete C. raciborski at low light intensity and high NO3- source; while C. raciborski outgrow at high NH4+ levels.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 50 3 (2014) 231-240
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2014096

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