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Occurrence of Conjugated Polyenoic Fatty Acids in Seaweeds from the Indian Ocean

Bhaskar, Narayan and Tomohisa, Kinami and Kazuo, Miyashita (2004) Occurrence of Conjugated Polyenoic Fatty Acids in Seaweeds from the Indian Ocean. Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. pp. 310-314.

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Abstract

Three species of red marine macro algae (Rhodophyta) from the Indian Ocean were analysed for the occurrence of conjugated polyenes. The composition of different lipid classes in these seaweeds along with their fatty acid composition has also been reported. Analysis of lipid classes of these seaweeds revealed that both Acanthophora spicifera (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) and two species of Gracilaria, viz. G. edulis and G. folifera (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) were rich in glycolipids followed by neutral- and phospholipids. The fatty acid composition of these seaweeds revealed C16:0 as the predominant fatty acid in all three species. However, A. spicifera had significantly higher amounts of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and arachidonic acid (AA) as compared to negligible amount of these fatty acids in both species of Gracilaria. The red seaweed Acanthophora spicifera contained conjugated eicosapentaenoic acid (CEPA) and conjugated arachidonic acid (CAA) in all lipid classes except glycolipids.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatty Acid Composition, Conjugated Fatty Acids, Seaweeds
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 17 Fatty Acid Chemistry
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 01 Algae
Divisions: Meat Fish and Poultry Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 05:10
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 10:21
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/9907

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