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Table 2 Accuracy of measuring the internal control cornstarch mixed with algal samples using this method

From: Optimization of a simple, accurate and low cost method for starch quantification in green microalgae

Net weight of internal control cornstarch (μg)aAlgal starch quantified using this method (μg)Combined starch in the mix of algal cells and internal control quantified using this method (μg)Internal control determined using this method (μg)bAccuracy of internal control measurement (%)c
04993   
1240 62906290–4993 = 1297104.6
04993   
3917 90189018–4993 = 4025102.8
04993   
5522 10,80210,802–4993 = 5809105.2
05804   
1051 68366836–5804 = 103298.2
05804   
4033 99179917–5804 = 4113102.0
05804   
5748 11,61311,613–5804 = 5809101.1
  1. aThe net weight excluded the weight of the water, protein and fiber in the cornstarch
  2. bThe quantities were obtained by subtracting the amount of algal starch measured in the controls (without the cornstarch internal control) from the total starch
  3. cMean ± SD is 102.3 ± 2.5% (n = 6)