There are many microalgae, yeasts (eg, Candida
), fungi (eg, Mortierella
), and bacteria (eg, Rhodococcus
) that can accumulate intracellularly high amounts of SCO that has similar fatty acid composition to vegetable oils (Meng et al., 2009
; Papanikolaou and Aggelis, 2011
). Microorganisms can be characterized as oleaginous in the case that they can accumulate SCO to more than 20% of their total cellular dry weight (Ratledge, 1991
). SCO could be used either for value-added applications (eg, food additives) or commodity uses (eg, biodiesel production). The first attempts to use ...