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Table 3 Analysis of gene numbers of the key metabolic pathways among the five microalgae

From: Genome sequencing, assembly, and annotation of the self-flocculating microalga Scenedesmus obliquus AS-6-11

KEGG pathways C. reinhardtii C. variabilis M. conductrix V. carteri S. obliquus AS-6-11
Lipid metabolism
 Fatty acid biosynthesis 23 26 27 24 26
 Fatty acid elongation 7 8 10 8 8
 Fatty acid degradation 16 21 15 18 18
 Steroid biosynthesis 9 12 14 9 10
 Steroid hormone biosynthesis 5 4 4 4 3
 Glycerolipid metabolism 28 28 30 28 21
 Glycerophospholipid metabolism 35 37 35 32 30
 Ether lipid metabolism 5 9 7 6 5
 Sphingolipid metabolism 18 16 14 16 17
 Arachidonic acid metabolism 14 13 13 10 7
 Alpha-linolenic acid metabolism 10 13 14 11 9
 Biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids 10 15 14 12 11
Metabolism of terpenoids and polyketides
 Carotenoid biosynthesis 12 11 14 12 10