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TitleFatty acids of heliopora coerulea and chemotaxonomic significance of tetracosapolyenoic acids in coelenterates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSvetashev, V.I., and Vysotskii M.V.
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pagination73 - 75
Date Published1998
ISSN03050491 (ISSN)
Keywordsarticle, coelenterate, gas liquid chromatography, lipid composition, nonhuman, polyunsaturated fatty acid, priority journal, taxonomy
AbstractGLC investigation of FA composition of solar coral Heliopora coerulea (Helioporidae, Octacorallia) has revealed the presence of tetracosahexaenoic acid 24:6(n-3) in amounts about 2% of total fatty acids. Earlier, tetracosapolyenoic acids were detected in representatives of all other orders of the subclass Octacorallia: in Alcyonaria, Gorgonaria, and Pennatularia. Therefore, tetracosapolyenoic acids are characteristic for species relating to subclass Octacorallia. The other main fatty acids (over 1% of total fatty acid sum) of H. coerulea were, in descending order, 16:0, 18:3(n-6), 18:0, 20:5(n-3), 14:0, 22:6(n-3), 18:4(n-3), 16:1(n-7), 18:1(n-9), 18:2(n-6), and phytanic.

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