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Closed Access item Prolonging the lifetime and activity of silica immobilised Cyanidium caldarium

Authors:Rooke, Joanna C.
Vandoorne, Bertrand
Léonard, Alexandre
F. Meuniera, Christophe
Cambier, Pierre
Sarmento, Hugo
Descy, Jean-Pierre
Su, Bao-Lian
Keywords:Cyanidium caldarium, CO2 mitigation, Cell immobilisation, Photosynthesis, Living materials
Issue Date:Apr-2011
Citation:Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 356(1) : 159-164 (2010)
Abstract:Over the past few years the idea of living photosynthetic materials has advanced from concept to reality. This work outlines the improvements made in the immobilisation of the thermotolerant acidophile Cyanidium caldarium (Tilden) Geitler SAG 16.91 within porous and transparent silica gels with the view to targeting photochemical materials that can be used to mitigate rising CO2 emissions. Our results suggest that the immobilised cells are autofluorescent for at least 75 days post encapsulation and can maintain a steady oxygen production rate over a similar timeframe corroborating the viability and physiological activity of silica immobilised C. caldarium.
Description:7 pages, 4 figures, 3 tables
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2011.01.020
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