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Fatty acids of marine algae from the Pacific coast of North California
Khotimchenko, S.V.; Vaskovsky, V.E.; Titlyanova, T.V. (2002). Fatty acids of marine algae from the Pacific coast of North California. Bot. Mar. 45: 17-22
In: Botanica Marina. Walter de Gruyter & Co: Berlin; New York. ISSN 0006-8055, more
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  • Khotimchenko, S.V.
  • Vaskovsky, V.E.
  • Titlyanova, T.V.

    Nineteen species of marine macrophytic algae collected in Bodega Bay, California were investigated for their fatty acid composition. Red, brown and green algae have distinguishing fatty acid profiles, which have a chemo-taxonomic significance for seaweeds. This does not depend on the geographical location of the algae. Algal habitat conditions affect quantitative characteristics of the fatty acids. The content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in algae from California was found to be noticeably higher for most of the algal species examined in comparison with the same or related species from other regions.

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