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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.229 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v7.i1.30
pages 33-57

Fatty acid composition of lipids in microalgae

M. M. Basova
Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Nakhimova Prosp., 99011 Sevastopol, Ukraine


The review deals with the analysis of the data available in literature of researchers on the fatty acid composition of different species of microalgae depending on conditions of their cultivation. Certain species of microalgae are recommended for commercial cultivation to obtain polyunsaturated fatty acids and their products.