Lipid and fatty acid composition of diatoms revisited: rapid wound-activated change of food quality parameters influences herbivorous copepod reproductive success.

@article{Wichard2007LipidAF,
  title={Lipid and fatty acid composition of diatoms revisited: rapid wound-activated change of food quality parameters influences herbivorous copepod reproductive success.},
  author={Thomas Wichard and Andrea C. Gerecht and Maarten Boersma and Serge Andr{\'e} Poulet and Karen Helen Wiltshire and Georg Pohnert},
  journal={Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={1146-53}
}
Lipid and fatty acid composition are considered to be key parameters that determine the nutritive quality of phytoplankton diets for zooplanktonic herbivores. The fitness, reproduction and physiology of the grazers are influenced by these factors. The trophic transfer of lipids and fatty acids from algal cells has been typically studied by using simple extraction and quantification approaches, which, as we argue here, do not reflect the actual situation in the plankton. We show that cell… CONTINUE READING