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Title: Fatty acids and sterols in sediments of Hooghly estuary, northeast coast of India
Authors: Ghosh, P B
Misra, S
Choudhury, A
Ghosh, A
Issue Date: Mar-1990
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Total fatty acid content of sediments varied from 7.7 to 25 per cent of total organic carbon. Chain lengths of fatty acid ranged from C12 to C 20. Among the normal saturated fatty acids, palmitic acid (C sub 16:0) was the major component in almost all sediment samples. Unsaturated fatty acids like myristoleic (C 14:1), palmitoleic (C 16:1), oleic (C 18:1), linoleic (C 18:2) and linolenic (C 18:3) acids were also present. Total sterol varied from 0.12 to 6.64 per cent of total organic carbon. The sediments showed the presence of cholesterol, cambesterol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol. Distributions and abundances of cholesterol and beta-sitosterol were inversely related to each other.
Page(s): 22-26
URI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/38180
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.19(1) [March 1990]

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