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Table 4 Experimental and predicted growth rates of iNS934 Experimental and predicted growth rates for N. salina batch cultures growing in six different conditions

From: Reconstruction of the microalga Nannochloropsis salina genome-scale metabolic model with applications to lipid production

CO 2 Nitrogen source Experimental μ Predicted μ Error (%)
0.03% Nitrate 0.0207 0.0169 22.1%
0.03% Ammonium 0.0206 0.0156 32.2%
0.03% Urea 0.0109 0.0098 11.1%
0.03% Nitrate 0.0203 0.0186 9.3%
2% Nitrate 0.0183 0.0207 11.8%
5% Nitrate 0.0185 0.0178 4.2%
  1. Nitrate, ammonium and urea were used independently as nitrogen sources and CO 2 was used as the inorganic carbon source for each batch culture. Air (0.03% of CO 2) and CO 2 enriched air (2% and 5% of CO 2) were used independently in the gas inlet