Arachidonic acid in the lipids of marine algae maintained under blue, white and red light

1988 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Marine algae, maintained for one month under blue, white and red light were rather rich in lipids but obviously poor in fat (triacylglycerols). These lipids consisted predominantly of glycolipids and phospholipids. Irrespective of the light quality, the major constituent fatty acids in lipids of these algae were, in most cases, those with 20 carbon atoms. The light quality had a definite effect on the proportion of arachidonic acid in the lipids of certain algae. Thus, the proportion of
more » ... oportion of arachidonic acid in Enteromorpha intestinalis maintained under white light was 45% and in Sargassum salicifolium kept under red light 25% of the total constituent fatty acids in the total algal lipids
doi:10.1515/znc-1988-1-205 fatcat:f34vmjd2ebfjrg5nupwat4wzue