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Table 6 Comparison of fatty acid compositions from different microbes and substrates

From: Enhanced biological fixation of methane for microbial lipid production by recombinant Methylomicrobium buryatense

Microbe Substrate C14:0 C16:0 C16:1 C18:0 C18:1 C18:2 C18:3 CN References
M. buryatense 5GB1 CH4 7.1 ± 0.3 16.9 ± 0.5 73.5 ± 0.9 tr tr nd nd 75.1 This work
M. buryatense AP18 CH4 4.9 ± 0.2 16.8 ± 0.7 75.5 ± 0.6 tr tr nd nd 75.2 This work
C. vulgaris (microalga) CO2 nd 24.0 2.1 1.3 24.8 47.8 nd 51.9 [45]
S. obtusiusculus (microalga) CO2 nd 30.2 7.3 nd 45.7 nd 12.6 59.5 [46]
Synechocystis sp. (cyanobacterium) CO2 nd 52.0 4.0 nd 4.0 14.0 25.0 55.2 [47]
R. toruloides (yeast) Glucose 1.3 25.1 nd 10.4 46.4 10.8 3.4 57.7 [48]
  1. nd not detected, tr less than 1%, CN the cetane number was calculated as described by Bamgboye and Hansen [43]
  2. CN = 61.1 + 0.088X2 + 0.133X3 + 0.152X4 − 0.101X5 − 0.039X6 − 0.243X7 − 0.395X8, where X2 to X8 indicate the weight percentages of methyl esters, as follows: C14:0, C16:0, C16:1, C18:0, C18:1, C18:2, C18:3, respectively