MadSci Network: Microbiology

Subject: Using a spectophotometer to determine algae biomass

Date: Mon Nov 15 08:43:37 2010
Posted by James
Grade level: undergrad School: Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
City: Manchester State/Province: No state entered. Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 1289835817.Mi

I am attemptng to deterime biomass of algae growth in different conditions, and
wish to use a spectophotometer to measure the different growth rates. I have
researched methods, which result in numerous chlorophyll a methods etc, which
require filtering and the use of a solvent, however if the sample is known to be
pure, is there not an easier way of measuring? will measuring at 665nm for
example work?

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