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Table 3 Fatty acid profiles of lipids derived from SDEC-3M samples before and after 12 h N-rich or N-deficient cultivation in darkness

From: Characterization and optimization of endogenous lipid accumulation in Chlorella vulgaris SDEC-3M ability to rapidly accumulate lipid for reversing nightly lipid loss

Lipid number Relative prevalence
Before cultivation After N-rich cultivation After N-deficient cultivation
16:0 47.84 ± 1.52%b 43.23 ± 1.47%a 43.20 ± 1.21%a
16:1 1.80 ± 0.88%b 0.54 ± 0.35%a 0.95 ± 0.41%ab
16:2 3.62 ± 0.66%b 4.97 ± 0.30%c 2.57 ± 0.55%a
18:0 1.16 ± 1.16%a 1.24 ± 1.24%a 2.48 ± 2.48%b
18:1 8.11 ± 1.35%a 18.75 ± 2.67%b 20.02 ± 1.04%b
18:2 19.59 ± 1.43%a 19.08 ± 2.78%a 18.22 ± 0.66%a
18:3 13.72 ± 0.87%b 8.78 ± 0.18%a 8.67 ± 0.92%a
Other 4.17 ± 0.4%a 3.41 ± 0.5%a 3.89 ± 0.6%a
  1. Each entry indicates the mean ± S.D., n = 3, measured from three independent cultures. Data in the same row followed by different letters are significantly different by Duncan’s test (p < 0.05)