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Table 1 Protein, carbohydrate and lipid fractions in several algal species

From: Comparative energetics and kinetics of autotrophic lipid and starch metabolism in chlorophytic microalgae: implications for biomass and biofuel production

Algal species Protein Carbohydrates Lipids
Anabaena cylindrica [96] 43–56 25–30 4–7
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae [96] 62 23 3
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii [96] 48 17 21
Chlorella minutissima [21] 9–24 14–42 31–57
Auxenochlorella protothecoides [97] 11–26 17–24 25–54
Auxenochlorella protothecoides [21] 36–38 41–52 11–23
Chlorella pyrenoidosa [96] 57 26 2
Chlorella emersonii [21] 28–32 11–41 29–63
Chlorella sorokiniana [21] 42–45 32–38 20–22
Chlorella vulgaris [96] 51–58 12–17 14–22
Chlorella vulgaris [21] 7–29 51–55 18–40
Dunaliella salina [96] 57 32 6
Euglena gracilis [96] 39–61 14–18 14–20
Nannochloropsis sp. [98] 23–59 5–17 9–62
Porphyridium cruentum [96] 28–39 40–57 9–14
Scenedesmus obliquus [96] 50–56 10–17 12–14
Spirogyra sp. [96] 6–20 33–64 11–21
Arthrospira maxima [96] 60–71 13–16 6–7
Spirulina platensis [96] 46–63 8–14 4–9
Synechococcus sp. [96] 63 15 11
  1. Presented as a percentage of total dry weight. Related references are given in brackets.