Comparative fatty acid composition of fourSargassum species (Fucales, Phaeophyta)
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Fatty acid composition of fourSargassum species from Qingdao and Shidao, Shandong Province was investigated. 16:0 (palmitic acid) was the major saturated fatty acid. C18 and C20 were the main polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid predominated among polyenoic acids in all the algal species examined, except forSargassum sp. which had low concentration of eicosapentaenoic acid.
Key wordsSargassum species fatty acid (FA) arachidonic acid (AA or eicosatetraenoic acid) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)
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