ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

R.N. Bhakar1, R. Kumar1,2, S. Elumalai2 and Sunil Pabbi1

1Centre for Conservation and Utilisation of Blue Green Algae (CCUBGA), Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi – 110012, India.
2Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Presidency College, Chennai – 600005, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol. 2014, 8(6):4881-4888
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 30/08/2014 | Accepted: 29/10/2014 | Published: 31/12/2014
Abstract

Total lipids production and fatty acid profile in Spirulina strains cultivated in flasks in a culture room and in photobioreactor under optimized set of culture conditions revealed that production of total lipid was more under photobioreactor conditions (23.64%) than in flasks (17.72%). Although similar fatty acids could be detected under both cultivation conditions but their amounts varied considerably. The percentage ratio of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) to total fatty acids (TFA) was found upto 26.83% and 28.20% under flask and photobioreactor conditions respectively and the PUFA content was enhanced upto 71.83 – 82.60% and 77.02 – 83.03% of total fatty acids for flask and photobioreactor conditions respectively.

Keywords

Spirulina, Photobioreactor, Fatty acids, Palmitic acid, Linoleic acid, g -linolenic acid

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