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|Title:||Fatty acids and sterols in sediments of Hooghly estuary, northeast coast of India|
|Authors:||Ghosh, P B|
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.19(1) [March 1990]|
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