Table 4

Examples of the impact of light on lipid production in some microalgae.

Microalgae Stress conditions Lipid content, lipid productivity Major lipids References
Neochloris oleoabundans HK-129 200 µmol photons.m−2.s−1 24.4%, 49.94 mg.L−1.d−1 oletic acid (C18:1), palmitic acid (C16:0), linolenic (C18:2) Sun et al. (2014)
Scenedesmus abundans 6000 lux 32.8%, 39.16 mg.L−1.d−1 palmitic acid (C16:0), oletic acid (C18:1) Mandotra et al. (2016)
Nannochloropsis sp. 700 µmol photons.m−2.s−1 47%, 410 mg.L−1.d−1 palmitic acid (C16:0), palmitoleic acid (C16:1), eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5n3) Pal et al. (2011)
Nannochloropsis oculata Blue LED follow by green LED 56.0%, n.d palmitic acid (C16:0), oleic acid (C18:1) Ra et al. (2016)
Nannochloropsis salina Blue LED follow by green LED 52.0%, n.d palmitic acid (C16:0), oleic acid (C18:1)
Nannochloropsis oceanica Blue LED follow by green LED 53.0%, n.d palmitic acid (C16:0), oleic acid (C18:1)
Scenedesmus obliquus Blue and red LED with 1:1 ratio 26.0%, 58.3 mg.L−1.d−1 oleic acid (C18:1n9c), palmitic acid (C16:0), α-linoleic acid (C18:3n3) Abomohra et al. (2019)

n.d: not determined

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