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Table 3 The fatty acids content in the lipid of R. toruloides obtained from GC analysis

From: Triauxic growth of an oleaginous red yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides on waste ‘extract’ for enhanced and concomitant lipid and β-carotene production

Lipid composition Fatty acid type Content of fatty acid
(%)
Lauric acid (C12) Saturated fatty acid 2.02
Myristic acid (C14) Saturated fatty acid 4.23
Palmitic acid (C16) Saturated fatty acid 13.42
Margaric acid (C17) Saturated fatty acid 2.83
Oleic acid (C18:1) Mono-unsaturated fatty acid 32.6
Linoleic acid (C18:2) Poly-unsaturated fatty acid 22.95
Others   21.95