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Table 4 Relative abundances of various fatty acids at the end of the cultivation period (%)

From: Two-stage mixotrophic cultivation for enhancing the biomass and lipid productivity of Chlorella vulgaris

Fatty acid MX MX-N MX-C PA
C16:0 28.9 ± 0.3 15.1 ± 0.2 8.7 ± 0.2 17.3 ± 0.3
C16:1 25.2 ± 0.2 24.8 ± 0.4 4.7 ± 0.2 15.2 ± 0.2
C16:2 5.0 ± 0.1 6.8 ± 0.2 5.1 ± 0.1 ND
C16:3 4.0 ± 0.0 5.4 ± 0.1 5.3 ± 0.1 ND
C18:0 0.7 ± 0.0 7.8 ± 0.1 14.6 ± 0.4 5.5 ± 0.0
C18:1 5.8 ± 0.1 2.6 ± 0.0 20.6 ± 0.3 10.3 ± 0.3
C18:2 2.1 ± 0.0 12.4 ± 0.1 10.5 ± 0.1 ND
C18:3 19.8 ± 0.2 12.2 ± 0.2 10.5 ± 0.1 ND
Others 8.5 ± 0.1 13.0 ± 0.2 20.1 ± 0.4 51.8 ± 1.2
Total saturated fatty acid 37.7 25.8 33.6 66.5
Monounsaturated fatty acid 31.0 31.4 26.8 33.5
Polyunsaturated fatty acid 31.3 42.8 39.6 ND
Total unsaturated fatty acid 62.3 74.2 66.4 33.5
  1. Italic values indicate maximum relative abundance of fatty acids in the group
  2. ND not detected