Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid production potential of microalgae and their heterotrophic growth

  title={Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid production potential of microalgae and their heterotrophic growth},
  author={Rema Vazhappilly and Feng Chen},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society},
Twenty microalgal strains were investigated in photoautotrophic flask cultures for their potential for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production. The highest EPA proportion (% of total fatty acids) was produced by Monodus subterraneus UTEX 151 (34.2%), followed by Chlorella minutissima UTEX 2341 (31.3%) and Phaeodactylum tricornutum UTEX 642 (21.4%). The highest DHA proportion (% of total fatty acids) was obtained in Crypthecodinium cohnii UTEX L1649 (19.9… Expand

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