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

  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},
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… 

Seasonal variation in lipid and fatty acid composition of ice algae from the Barents Sea

Overall, the fatty acid compositions of the lipid fractions from spring and autumn algal samples were similar and are consistent with diatoms being the predominant group in the ice algae studied.

Lipids and trophic interactions of ice fauna and pelagic zooplankton in the marginal ice zone of the Barents Sea

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Composition and distribution of the pelagic and sympagic algal assemblages in the Laptev Sea during autumnal freeze-up

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Temporal variation in fatty acid composition of Ulothrix zonata (Chlorophyta) from ice and benthic communities of Lake Baikal

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Rapid consumption of phytoplankton and ice algae by Arctic soft-sediment benthic communities: Evidence using natural and 13 C-labeled food materials

Reduction of sea ice in the Arctic may significantly alter the relative fluxes of phytoplankton and ice algae to the seafloor. To examine the response of Arctic benthic communities to changing food

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Fatty acids and stable isotope signatures of first-year and multiyear sea ice in the Canadian High Arctic

Ice algae are critical components to the lipid-driven Arctic marine food web, particularly early in the spring. As little is known about these communities in multiyear ice (MYI), we aimed to provide



Changes in the lipid composition of Antarctic sea-ice diatom communities during a spring bloom: an indication of community physiological status

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Fatty acid, sterol and hydrocarbon composition of Antarctic sea ice diatom communities during the spring bloom in McMurdo Sound

The lipid composition of microalgal communities dominated by diatoms collected from the sea ice at three locations within McMurdo Sound during the austral spring bloom of 1989/90, was determined

Component Fatty Acids of the Total Lipids of Some Marine Phytoplankton

  • L. ChuecasJ. P. Riley
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 1969
A range of 27 marine phytoplankton species, representative of several of the principal classes, has been grown under similar conditions in Erd-Schreiber medium with abundant nutrients. Harvesting was

Biosynthesis and photosynthate allocation patterns of arctic ice algae

Over the cntirc spring growth season, the net synthesis of protein, IFAA, and Chl a (relative to total cell carbon) decreased with increasing light while relative synthesis of lipid and soluble polysaccharide increased, consistent with patterns of short-term photosynthate allocation.

Carbon assimilation and lipid production in phytoplankton in northern Norwegian fjords

The relatively low percentage of incorporated carbon-14 present as fatty acids in total lipid implies that most of the radioactivity is present in glyceryl and/or glucosyl moieties and that measurement of total radioactivity in total cholesterol does not necessarily give an accurate estimation of lipogenesis in phytoplankton.

Importance of wax esters and other lipids in the marine food chain: Phytoplankton and copepods

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Lipid synthesis of three marine diatoms was studied with a 14CO2 incorporation technique in silicate limited batch cultures. Growth rates were independent of the silicate concentration but the

Under-ice fauna from Svalbard waters

Abstract Under-ice fauna (‘sea-ice organisms’) from the Barents Sea between Svalbard and Franz Josef Land and froin Brennevinsfjorden on Nordaustlandet were collected in August 1982 from 40 sampling