Cyanobacteria biomass obtained from freshwater bodies is known to contain a large amount of fatty acids. Thus, the current need to produce large amount of lipids for different application has identified cyanobacteria as one of the important sources of fatty acids. However, the production of fatty acids and the characteristics of its composition is a function of nutrients. This paper therefore, reports on the efficient extraction procedures of fatty acids from cyanobacteria biomass using ionic liquid solvent and organic solvent under ultrasonic solid liquid extraction technique and the effect of the variation of iron concentration in the growth media on the fatty acids composition of cyanobacteria biomass.
Citation: Kilulya KF, Mamba BB, Msagati TAM (2015) Extraction Procedures and GCxGC-TOFMS Determination of Fatty Acids (FAs) in Cyanobacteria Cultures and the Effect of Growth Media Iron Concentration Variation on Cellular FAs Composition. J Anal Bioanal Tech 6:236. doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000236