FATTY-ACID COMPOSITION OF SPIRULINA AND SPIRULINA-LIKE CYANOBACTERIA IN RELATION TO THEIR CHEMOTAXONOMY Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract The fatty acid composition of several Spirulina -like cyanobacteria strains was investigated. While, on the basis of morphology alone, these strains could not be distinguished from Spirulina , their fatty acid composition demonstrated a different pattern having large amounts of 18:3 (9, 12, 15), 16: 1 or 16:2, but small quantitites of γ-linolenic acid. On the basis of these findings, it is suggested that fatty acid composition might be utilized for the classification of Spirulina strains.

publication date

  • January 1, 1991