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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1293-1302

Isolation and Evaluation of Microalgae from Mangrove Area in South Coast of Sao Paulo (Brazil) for Lipid Production
Marcelo Chuei Matsudo1,2*, Célia Leite Sant´Anna3, Lina Susana Pérez-Mora1, Roberta Claro da Silva4 and João Carlos Monteiro de Carvalho1
1University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 580, Bl. 16, 05508-900, São Paulo-SP, Brazil
2Federal University of Itajubá, Institute of Natural Resources, Av. Benedito Pereira dos Santos, 1303, 37500-903, Itajubá, M.G, Brazil
3Institute of Botany, Avenida Miguel Estéfano 3687, 04301-012 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
4North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC, 27411, USA
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Microalgae may be considered as the main alternative source of valuable biomolecules for several commercial applications, such as food and energy. This study sought to evaluate photosynthetic microorganisms isolated from fresh water in mangrove areas of southern Coast of Sao Paulo State (Brazil). After cultivation in Erlenmeyer flasks, 9 green algae and 2 cyanobacteria strains had their biomass analyzed in terms of total protein, lipid contents, and fatty acids profile. Total protein content varied in the range of 13.25 to 32.47% and total lipid content varied in the range of 15.27 to 38.11%. Among several fatty acids, palmitic acid (C16:0), linoleic acid (C18:2n6), and 𝛾-linolenic acid (C18:3n6) were the most abundant ones. Depending on the strain, not only protein for food supplement can be obtained but also polyunsaturated fatty acid for nutraceutical or saturated lipids for biodiesel could be obtained from these isolated microalgae.

Keywords: isolation; biomass; fatty acids, lipids; single cell oil; microalgae

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Marcelo Chuei Matsudo, Célia Leite Sant´Anna, Lina Susana Pérez-Mora, Roberta Claro da Silva and João Carlos Monteiro de Carvalho. 2020. Isolation and Evaluation of Microalgae from Mangrove Area in South Coast of Sao Paulo (Brazil) for Lipid Production.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1293-1302. doi:
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