Phytoplankton group
  
Chlorophyceae

18:2n6, 18:3n3, and C16 PUFAs n3 and n6

Napolitano 1999

Viso and Marty 1993

Petkov and Garcia 2007

Cryptophyceae

Simultaneous occurrence of 18:3n3 and 18:4n3; and 20:5n3 and 22:6n3

Brett et al. 2009

Dijkman and Kromkamp 2006

Desvilettes et al. 1997

Guevara et al. 2011

Dinophyceae

18:4n3, 18:5n3, and 22:6n3

Napolitano 1999

Berge and Barnathan 2005

Bacillariophyceae

C16 PUFAs n7, n4, n1, 20:5n3, and 16:1n7/16:0 > 1

Dijkman and Kromkamp 2006

Shin et al. 2000

Prato et al. 2012

Cyanobacteria

18:3n3 (or 18:3n6)

Gugger et al. 2002

Heterotrophic bacteria

Branched C1517 SFAs and MUFAs, 18:1n7, 16:1n6, trans16:1n5, and 18:1n8

Napolitano 1999

Green and Scow 2000

Decomposed material

SFAs, especially 18:0

Hama 1999

Vascular plant detritus

Longchain SFAs (C20 to C32)

Shorland 1963

Napolitano 1999

Copepoda

C20 to C22 MUFAs

Hagen et al. 1993

Kattner et al. 2007

Mollusca

NMI FAs, 20:1n13, and 22:2n6

Mezek et al. 2011

Zhukova 2007

Saito and Hashimoto 2010
