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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 757503, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/757503
Research Article

Photoproduction of Hydrogen under Different Cultural Conditions by Alginate Immobilized Rhodopsedomonas palustris KU003

1University College of Science and Informatics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda 508001, India
2Department of Biochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, India

Received 9 October 2011; Accepted 13 November 2011

Academic Editor: E. R. Bandala

Copyright © 2012 Ramchander Merugu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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