Seasonal variations of lipid content and composition in perna viridis

Li, Duo, Zhang, Yonghua and Sinclair, Andrew 2007, Seasonal variations of lipid content and composition in perna viridis, Lipids, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1007/s11745-007-3078-9.

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Title Seasonal variations of lipid content and composition in perna viridis
Author(s) Li, Duo
Zhang, Yonghua
Sinclair, Andrew
Journal name Lipids
Volume number 42
Issue number 8
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin , Germany
Publication date 2007-08
ISSN 0024-4201
Keyword(s) Chinese mussel
lipid content
fatty acid
polyunsaturated fatty acids
Summary The total lipid content, composition of main lipid classes, composition of sterols and composition of fatty acids in the main glycerolipids of Perna viridis were analyzed through four seasons using TLC-FID and GLC. Mussel samples were collected during different seasons between 2003 and 2004 from Shengsi Island, Zhejiang Province, China and stored frozen prior to freeze-drying and lipid extraction. Ten grams of dried mussel powder of each season were analyzed. Total lipid content ranged from 14.5 g/100 g in spring month to 7.8 g/100 g dried mussel powder in autumn month. The predominant lipid in spring month was triacylglycerol (TAG), however, in the other three seasons the phospholipids (PL) was the main lipid class. The most abundant fatty acid in TAG, PL and phosphatidylcholine (PC) was 16:0, with the summer samples having the highest proportion (24-30% of total fatty acid) and winter the lowest (14-22%). In phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), the spring samples had the highest proportions of 16:0. The predominant polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) were 22:6n-3 and 20:5n-3 in TAG, PL, PE and PC (25-40%). The proportions of 22:6n-3 and 20:5n-3 were higher in spring than in other seasons in PL and PE. There were nine sterols identified, with cholesterol being the predominant sterol, and other main ones were desmostersol/brassicasterol and 24-methylenecholesterol. Proportions of other fatty acids in different lipid fractions and the sterol compositions as well also varied seasonally. There were subject to the seasonal variations. Differences in lipid content and composition, fatty acid composition in different lipid fractions may be caused by multiple factors such as lifecycle, sex, variation of plankton in different seasons and temperature, which could influence physiological activities and metabolism.
Notes Published online: 19 June 2007
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11745-007-3078-9
Field of Research 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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