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Which of the following organisms is not used in photo bioreactor?

(a) Mosses

(b) Microalgae

(c) Purple bacteria

(d) E. coli

This question was addressed to me in an international level competition.

The origin of the question is Microalgal Culture topic in portion Biotechnological Approaches of Microalgal Culture of Environmental Biotechnology

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Correct choice is (d) E. coli

The explanation: E. coli is not used in a photo bioreactor, also, this is considered as a pathogenic bacterium, whereas, microorganisms like Mosses, Microalgae, Purple bacteria are used in photo bioreactor which can generate biomass by the process of photosynthesis using light and carbon dioxide.

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