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Fatty Acids Profile of Spirulina platensis Grown Under Different Temperatures and Nitrogen Concentrations

  • Luciane Maria Colla , Telma Elita Bertolin and Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa EMAIL logo

The influence of culture temperature and the concentration of sodium nitrate (NaNO3) on the gas-chromatographic profile of the fatty acids of the filamentous cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis was evaluated. We found that temperature was the most important factor and that the greatest amount of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) was obtained at 30 °C, the fatty acid profile of the Spirulina cultivated showing that (in order of abundance) palmitic, linolenic and linoleic acids were most prevalent.

Received: 2003-3-24
Revised: 2003-7-7
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2004-2-1

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