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Table 1 Summary of pBV and pDBV plasmid effects on cyanobacterial fatty acids

From: Acyl-lipid desaturases and Vipp1 cooperate in cyanobacteria to produce novel omega-3 PUFA-containing glycolipids

Host strainFatty acid parameterWild type (WT)WT + pBVWT + pDBV
Part A. Total fatty acid contents (mg/g dry wt)a
 Leptolyngbya sp. BL0902Total fatty acids (FAs)13.2 ± 7.640.9 ± 3.039.4 ± 1.8
Saturated FAs4.3 ± 2.917.6 ± 1.718.2 ± 0.3
Monounsaturated FAs3.1 ± 1.96.8 ± 0.54.3 ± 0.4
Polyunsaturated FAs5.8 ± 2.916.4 ± 0.816.9 ± 1.4
Part B. 18C and 20C omega-3 fatty acid contents (mol% of total fatty acids)
 Leptolyngbya sp. BL0902Total SDA0026.6 ± 1.0%
Total SDA + ALA + ETA23.8 ± 1.6%39.0 ± 1.8%40.1 ± 3.2%
Ratio omega-3/omega-61.25769
 Synechococcus sp. PCC7002Total SDA0 17.3 ± 2.1%
Total SDA + ALA + ETA7.1 ± 2.0% 40.3 ± 1.6%
Ratio omega-3/omega-60.2 16
  1. No entry means that there is no information for that system
  2. aMeasured by gas chromatography and flame ionization of methyl ester-derivatized fatty acyl groups (FAME analysis), reported as mean ± standard deviation; n = 3 for all samples except n = 5 for wild-type Leptolyngbya