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Table 1 Fatty acids as biochemical markers of certain taxonomic groups that occur in the studied water body (Kanevskoe Reservoir, Ukraine)

From: Feeding spectra of bivalve mollusks Unio and Dreissena from Kanevskoe Reservoir, Ukraine: are they food competitors or not?

Group Fatty acid markers References
Phytoplankton group   
 Chlorophyceae 18:2n-6, 18:3n-3, and C16 PUFAs n-3 and n-6 Napolitano 1999
Viso and Marty 1993
Petkov and Garcia 2007
 Cryptophyceae Simultaneous occurrence of 18:3n-3 and 18:4n-3; and 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 Brett et al. 2009
Dijkman and Kromkamp 2006
Desvilettes et al. 1997
Guevara et al. 2011
 Dinophyceae 18:4n-3, 18:5n-3, and 22:6n-3 Napolitano 1999
Berge and Barnathan 2005
 Bacillariophyceae C16 PUFAs n-7, n-4, n-1, 20:5n-3, and 16:1n-7/16:0 > 1 Dijkman and Kromkamp 2006
Shin et al. 2000
Prato et al. 2012
 Cyanobacteria 18:3n-3 (or 18:3n-6) Gugger et al. 2002
Heterotrophic bacteria Branched C15-17 SFAs and MUFAs, 18:1n-7, 16:1n-6, trans-16:1n-5, and 18:1n-8 Napolitano 1999
Green and Scow 2000
Decomposed material SFAs, especially 18:0 Hama 1999
Vascular plant detritus Long-chain SFAs (C20 to C32) Shorland 1963
Napolitano 1999
Copepoda C20 to C22 MUFAs Hagen et al. 1993
Kattner et al. 2007
Mollusca NMI FAs, 20:1n-13, and 22:2n-6 Mezek et al. 2011
Zhukova 2007
Saito and Hashimoto 2010
  1. SFAs, saturated fatty acids; MUFAs, monounsaturated fatty acids; PUFAs, polyunsaturated fatty acids; NMI FAs, non-methylene-interrupted fatty acids.