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Table 1

Lipid content and the main omega-3 PUFA of interest of microalgae authorized for human nutrition.

Microalga species Lipid content PUFA of interest
(% dry weight biomass)

Dunaliella sp. 10–70 ALA + EPA (Sheffer et al., 1986)
(Chen et al., 2011) (Bhosale et al., 2010)
Chlorella sp. 5–58
ALA + EPA (Petkov and Garcia, 2007)
Odontella aurita 8–10 (Buono et al., 2014)
Crypthecodinium cohnii 20–51
Isochrysis sp. 7–40 EPA (Guihéneuf et al., 2010)
DHA (De Swaaf et al., 1999)
EPA + DHA (Lin et al., 2007)

Results are from Mata et al. (2010). ALA, alpha-linolenic acid; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.

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