Table 3.

Fatty acid profiles corresponding to harvest times indicated on growth curve in Fig. 1

Time pointMean % (by wt) of fatty acid speciesUnsaturation indexaUFA/SFA ratiob
12:014.014.1iso-1616:016:112-OH18:018:120:5
13.612.97.121.346.95.62.10.558.11.5
23.17.33.919.545.34.51.79.35.485.51.8
33.05.42.721.047.03.81.510.45.286.12.1
42.85.02.11.922.044.83.91.510.25.886.12.0
52.65.22.24.922.542.94.81.48.94.677.01.8
62.84.72.07.319.344.15.31.38.64.677.72.1
72.55.01.610.919.543.74.81.57.53.067.81.9
  • a Unsaturation index was calculated as the sum of the mean percentages (by weight) of the UFAs multiplied by the number of double bonds (12).

  • b UFAs, 14:1, 16:1, 18:1, and 20:5; SFAs, 12.0, 14.0, 16.0, and 18.0.