Table 1

Effects of fatty acids and methyl esters (50 μg ml-1) on growth of, and metabolism of fatty acids by, Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens JW11 in M2 medium.

DHA

EPA

γ-LNA

LNA

LA

CLA

VA

OA

SA


Free fatty acids

Lag phase (h)

Mean

>72

>72

>72

37.0

7.1

4.7

0.01

1.88

0.82

SD

5.25

0.60

0.20

0.13

0.23

0.48

Biohydrogenation

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

End product at 72 h

NDa

ND

Conjugated 18:3

VA

VA

VA

ND

ND

ND

Methyl esters

Lag phase (h)

Mean

NA

NA

NA

NA

0.37

-0.17

-0.23

-0.07

1.54

SD

1.12

0.44

0.35

0.09

0.23

Biohydrogenation

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

End product at 72 h

ND

ND

Conjugated 18:2

VA

VA

VA

ND

ND

ND


aND - None detected

bNA - Not analyzed. The first OD reading was made at 16 h, by which time the cultures had grown.

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