Fatty-acid synthesis in the echinoderms: Asterias rubens, Echinus esculentus and Holothuria forskali
Allen, W.V. (1968) Fatty-acid synthesis in the echinoderms: Asterias rubens, Echinus esculentus and Holothuria forskali. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 48 (2). pp. 521-533.
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The fatty-acid compositions of tissue lipids of Asterias rubens L., Echinus esculentus L. and Holothuria forskali Della Chiaje were determined by means of gas-liquid chromatography. Considerable proportions of branched-chain, normal odd-numbered and eicosatetraenoic acids occur in the latter two animals. Tissues of all three animals were incubated with I-l4C-acetate. The relative specific activities of fatty-acid fractions isolated by thin-layer chromatography upon AgN03-impregnated silica gel G fell in the order: saturates> monoenes > dienes > polyenes. The fatty-acid compositions of the alkoxydiglyceride, triglyceride and phospholipid classes of A. rubens hepatic caecal lipid were also determined.
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