Lipids of filamentous fungi as a material for producing biodiesel fuel

@article{Sergeeva2008LipidsOF,
  title={Lipids of filamentous fungi as a material for producing biodiesel fuel},
  author={Ya. E. Sergeeva and L. A. Galanina and Daria A. Andrianova and E. P. Feofilova},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={523-527}
}
Species of various filamentous fungus taxa were tested for ability to produce lipids suitable as a material for manufacturing biodiesel. The mucoralean fungus Cunninghamella japonica was found to be a promising lipid producer. The inexpensive medium for its growth developed in this study contained ammonium nitrate as a nitrogen source. With its use, up to 16 g/l biomass and over 7 g/l lipids was obtained. The fungal lipids were dominated by oleic acid. It constituted 50% of total fatty acids… 

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