Fatty acid and alcohol composition of the small polar copepods, Oithona and Oncaea: indication on feeding modes

@article{Kattner2003FattyAA,
  title={Fatty acid and alcohol composition of the small polar copepods, Oithona and Oncaea: indication on feeding modes},
  author={G. Kattner and C. Albers and M. Graeve and S. Schnack-Schiel},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={666-671}
}
  • G. Kattner, C. Albers, +1 author S. Schnack-Schiel
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Polar Biology
  • The fatty acid and alcohol compositions of the Antarctic copepods Oithona similis, Oncaea curvata, Oncaea antarctica and the Arctic Oncaea borealis were determined to provide the first data on their lipid biochemistry and to expand the present knowledge on their feeding modes and life-cycle strategies. All these tiny species contained high amounts of wax esters (on average 51.4–86.3% of total lipid), except females of Oithona similis (15.2%). The fatty-acid composition was clearly dominated by… CONTINUE READING
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