How do culture conditions change the composition of algae cells?

Part of my research at New Mexico State University involves determining how culture conditions affect the chemical composition of biomass in Nannochloropsis salina. I will be looking at both lipid profile and pigment content in relation to culture conditions (harvest and feeding regimes). This will be important to help determine culture management strategies that will help increase yields in production systems. 

More details to come as data comes in. 

GC samples awaiting analysis.