Phospholipid FA from indian ocean tunicates Eudistoma bituminis and Cystodytes violatinctus

  title={Phospholipid FA from indian ocean tunicates Eudistoma bituminis and Cystodytes violatinctus},
  author={Isabelle Viracaoundin and Gilles Barnathan and Emile M. Gaydou and Maurice Aknin},
Two tunicates (Fudistoma bituminis and Cystodytes violatinctus, family Polycitoridae) were investigated for the FA content of their phospholipids. GC-MS analysis of their methyl esters and N-acyl pyrrolidides revealed 40 FA in E. bituminis, and 26 in C. violatinctus. In both cases, the most abundant FA were the saturated ones (C10 to C18). Cystodytes violatinctus contained considerable oleic acid (20%). Both E. bituminis and C. violatinctus contained phytanic acid and Δ10-unsaturated FA, which… Expand
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