Fatty acids of six Codium species from southeast Australia

Xin Qing Xu, Viet Hung Tran, Gerry Kraft, John Beardall

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Fatty acid profiles, total lipid contents of 12 green macroalgae collected from south east Australia were analysed. These algae belong to six Codium species. The major fatty acids are 16:0, 18:1ω9, 18:3ω3, 16:3ω3, 18:2ω6 and 20:4ω6. Total polyunsaturated fatty acid contents ranged from 17.2 to 54.4%. Total lipid contents were from 7.3 to 21.1%. There were large variations in individual fatty acid contents according to species, season and location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1339
Number of pages5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998


  • Algae
  • Chlorophyta
  • Codium species
  • Fatty acid composition
  • Lipid content

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