Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 5

Isolation of Diatom Cyclotella meneghiniana Kützing and Characterization of Oil Extracted for Biodiesel Production

Ingawale MV*

Department of Botany, Kisan Veer Mahavidyalaya, Wai, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Ingawale MV, Department of Botany, Kisan Veer Mahavidyalaya, Wai, Maharashtra, India.

Received: March 02, 2023; Published: April 17, 2023


Diatoms are a very important group of algae and are most common type of phytoplankton in aquatic ecosystems. These unicellular, eukaryotic and photosynthetic organisms belong to class Bacillariophyceae. This attempt is made to screen these diatoms for their biochemical contents especially for their lipid contents. Geologists claim that much of crude oil comes from diatoms. Present study deals with lipid contents of genus Cyclotella meneghiniana (Kützing) isolated from fresh water. Along with biochemical studies morphological features of this genus also have been explored. The gas chromatography mass spectrometry showed the presence of Benzenedicarboxylic acid, Methyl tetradecanoic acid (Myristic acld), Hexadecanoic acid methyl ester (Palmitic acid), Octadecanoic acid (Stearic acid) and Lupeol as major fatty acids in Cyclotella meneghiniana Kützing.

 Keywords: Diatoms; Bacillariophyceae; Oil; Fatty Acid


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Citation: Ingawale MV. “Isolation of Diatom Cyclotella meneghiniana Kützing and Characterization of Oil Extracted for Biodiesel Production". Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.5 (2023): 52-54.


Copyright: © 2023 Ingawale MV. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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