Fatty acid distribution in the lipoid extracts of various algae

Orhan İ., Sener B., Atici T.

Chemistry of Natural Compounds, vol.39, no.2, pp.167-170, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1024805712396
  • Journal Name: Chemistry of Natural Compounds
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-170
  • Keywords: fatty acid, GC-MS, macroalga, aquatic plant, MACROALGAE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The fatty acid composition of the lipoid extracts of four marine alga species, Halopteris scoparia (L.) Sauvagau, Scinaia furcellata L., Sargassum natans (L.) J. Meyer, Padina vickersiae Hoyt, and the sea grass Posidonia oceanica L. as well as six freshwater alga species, namely Cladophora fracta (Dilw.) Kutz, C. glomerata (Dilw.) Kutz, Zygnema pectinatum (Vauch.) C. A. Agardh, Maugeotia sp. (C. A. Agardh), Vaucheria sessilis (Vauch.) De Candolle, and Spyrogyra gratiana Link. together with the aquatic plant Potomogeton perfoliatus L., collected from Turkish waters, was characterized by capillary GC-MS. Only the saturated fatty acids were found in the species investigated.