Lipids and fatty acids in ice algae and phytoplankton from the Marginal Ice Zone in the Barents Sea

@article{FalkPetersen1998LipidsAF,
  title={Lipids and fatty acids in ice algae and phytoplankton from the Marginal Ice Zone in the Barents Sea},
  author={Stig Falk‐Petersen and John R. Sargent and J. Henderson and Else N{\o}st Hegseth and Haakon Hop and Yuri B. Okolodkov},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={41-47}
}
Abstract Samples of ice algae from the Marginal Ice Zone in the Barents Sea could be divided into two categories: one dominated by assemblages of Melosira arctica, and the other dominated by Nitzschia frigida and associated diatoms. Total lipid from the Melosira assemblages consisted of approximately equal amounts of polar lipids and triacylglycerols. Total lipid from the Nitzschia assemblages contained more triacylglycerols than polar lipids. Total lipid from the Melosira assemblages had… 

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