Pathade K. N.* & Nandkar P. B.
P.G. Department of Botany, RTM, Nagpur University, Nagpur.
Received 17th June, 2010; Revised 22nd August, 2010
Abstract : Algae, the groups of phototrophic organisms have been observed widely in many natural habitats. Algae obtained all the nutrients from the water in which they live but, they need a proper supply of these nutrients for their successful growth in the culture medium. Nutrients are the substances or certain elements which are essential for life processes in aquatic organisms.
In this investigation, the influences of elements (macro and micro) of BG-11 medium on the growth of Microcystis aeuroginosa were studied and constituted the modified BG-11 medium. The auxenic culture was made in the Advanced Phycology and Hydrobiology research laboratory of Botany Department at RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. The growth of Microcystis aeuroginosa (O.D.) was higher in modified BG-11 medium (1.678 OD) than the basic BG-11 media (1.212 OD).