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Phospholipid FA from Indian Ocean tunicates Eudistoma bituminis and Cystodytes violatinctus.
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PMID:  12669824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two tunicates (Eudistoma bituminis and Cystodytes violatinctus, family Polycitoridae) were investigated for the FA content of their phospholipids. GC-MS analysis of their methyl esters and N-acyl pyrrolidides revealed 40 FA in E. bituminis, and 26 in C. violatinctus. In both cases, the most abundant FA were the saturated ones (C10 to C18). Cystodytes violatinctus contained considerable oleic acid (20%). Both E. bituminis and C. violatinctus contained phytanic acid and delta10-unsaturated FA, which had not previously been found in such organisms. The two tropical tunicates contained only trace amounts of PUFA, which are usually predominant in this phylum.
I Viracaoundin; G Barnathan; E M Gaydou; M Aknin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lipids     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0024-4201     ISO Abbreviation:  Lipids     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-02     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060450     Medline TA:  Lipids     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles et des Sciences des Aliments, Université de la Réunion, Saint-Denis Messag Cedex 9, France.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / analysis
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Indian Ocean
Phospholipids / chemistry*
Urochordata / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; 0/Phospholipids

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