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Cell wall of irradiated Chlorella shows increased capacity to remove hydroxyl radical, as shown by EPR spin-trapping technique (published in Chemosphere)
The exposure of Chlorella to metal-induced stress results in the release of phosphates-rich mucilage, as documented by SEM-EDS analysis (published in Biochemical Journal)
Stress induces structural changes in microalgal cells, incuding lipid droplets, cell wall, and mucilage, as analyzed using synchrotron radiation-based FTIR at ALBA Synchrotron (published in Biochemical Journal)
Redox state and coordination geometry of copper bound by Chlorella cell was determined using XANES at ALBA Synchrotron (published in Biochemical Journal)


Cultures of Chlorella sorokiniana, Haematococcus pluvialis, Nannochloropsis oculata, and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii established and maintained in the lab and model raceways