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Algal cultivation does not require which of the following minerals and growth-promoting nutrients?

(a) Phosphorus

(b) Carbon

(c) Minerals

(d) Uranium

I had been asked this question in an interview.

The doubt is from Microalgal Culture in section Biotechnological Approaches of Microalgal Culture of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct answer is (d) Uranium

The explanation is: Uranium is considered to be a toxic metal and it cannot help in promoting growth of algae. However, Phosphorus, Carbon, Minerals and other chemicals are required for Algal cultivation along with some growth-promoting nutrients.

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