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Table 2 Pigments studies of wild-type and transformed P. kessleri in the light regime up to 1200 μmol photons m−2 s−1

From: Heterologous mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase gene over-expression in Parachlorella kessleri for enhanced microalgal biomass productivity

Pigments Wild type Transformant
Carotenoids (mg g−1) 2.51 ± 0.27 2.71 ± 0.07
Chlorophyll a (mg g−1) 4.62 ± 0.43 6.04 ± 0.30
Chlorophyll b (mg g−1) 1.57 ± 0.32 1.82 ± 0.15
Chlorophyll a/b 2.97 ± 0.33 3.32 ± 0.12
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation (n = 3)