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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v54.i2.80
pages 81-91

Comparative Analysis of the Content of Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids in the Cells of Green Microalgae

N. I. Kirpenko
Institute of Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
O. M. Usenko
Institute of Hydrobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
T. O. Musiy
Institute of Hydrobiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The biochemical composition of the biomass of some green algae of the families Scenedesmaceae, Selenastraceae, and Hydrodictyaceae was analyzed and compared. It has been found that under different conditions the cells of these algae contain 10–60% of proteins, 8–38% of carbohydrates, and 5–49% of lipids. Representatives of the family Scenedesmaceae were characterized by a higher content of proteins, whereas representatives of the family Selenastraceae – by a higher content of carbohydrates and lipids. It has been shown that biochemical indices are species-specific and vary over a wide range.