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Table 5 Fatty acid methyl ester profile of selected microalgal strains

From: Growth and metabolic characteristics of oleaginous microalgal isolates from Nilgiri biosphere Reserve of India

Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Fatty acid content (%)
TGA1 TGA2 TGA3 PGA1
C3:0 Propionic acid methyl ester 11.20 ± 3.26
C4:0 Butanoic acid methyl ester 0.95 ± 0.27 6.19 ± 1.78 2.88 ± 0.99
C8:0 Caprylic acid methyl ester 1.22 ± 0.38
C12:0 Lauric acid methyl ester 6.74 ± 1.94 0.63 ± 0.21 4.76 ± 1.48 6.20 ± 1.84
C14:0 Myristic acid methyl ester 2.35 ± 0.67 9.44 ± 2.74
C14:1 Myristoleic acid methyl ester 10.37 ± 3.05 11.15 ± 3.27
C16:0 Palmitic acid methyl ester 13.32 ± 3.85 14.06 ± 4.38 3.83 ± 1.23 12.50 ± 3.62
C16:1 Palmitoleic acid methyl ester 2.42 ± 0.70
C16:0 Palmitic alcohol 2.49 ± 0.72 11.42 ± 3.46 6.03 ± 1.74
C17:0 Heptanoic acid methyl ester 1.07 ± 0.34  
C18:0 Stearic acid methyl ester 0.22 ± 0.06
C18:1 Oleic acid methyl ester 11.75 ± 3.41 13.20 ± 4.58 2.64 ± 0.76
C18:3 Linolenic acid methyl ester 11.70 ± 3.51 6.63 ± 1.91 27.21 ± 8.10 13.45 ± 3.91
C19:0 Nonadecanoic acid methyl ester 5.07 ± 1.58    
C19:1 Nonadecenoic acid methyl ester 10.43 ± 3.01
C20:1-Eicosenoic acid methyl ester 1.03 ± 0.40
C22:0 Behenic acid methyl ester 3.02 ± 0.95
C22:4 Docosatetraenoic acid methyl ester 1.36 ± 0.41
Diisooctyl phthalate (Volatile oil) 24.71 ± 3.20 14.06 ± 2.10 29.89 ± 4.89
Dasycarpidan–1-methanol, acetate (ester) (Volatile oil) 2.57 ± 0.78 5.29 ± 0.54 4.39 ± 0.88 11.44 ± 4.30
Phthalic acid, di(2-propylpentyl) ester 11.20 ± 3.21
Others 11.33 ± 3.78 10.20 ± 2.67 1.12 ± 0.41 21.01 ± 6.30
Total 99.68 99.14 99.67 99.13
Saturated fatty acids (%) 35.12 26.56 22.10 42.59
Unsaturated fatty acids (%) 25.95 31.83 42.17 24.09
  1. Data shown are mean value of three replicates ±standard error
  2. TGA1- Acutodesmus dissociatus; TGA2-Chlorella sp.; TGA3-Chlamydomonadales sp.; PGA1- Hindakia tetrachotoma