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Ackman, R. G., Hooper, S. N., & Frair, W. (1971). Comparison of the fatty acid compositions of depot fats from fresh-water and marine turtles. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 40(4), 931–944. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Caretta, Caretta caretta, Cheloniidae, Chelydra, Chelydra serpentina, Chelydridae, chemische Untersuchung = chemical analysis, Claudius, Claudius angustatus, Dermochelyidae, Dermochelys, Dermochelys coriacea, Emydidae, Ernährung = nutrition, Kinosternidae, Kinosternon, Kinosternon leucostomum, Physiologie = physiology, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises, Staurotypus, Staurotypus triporcatus, Trachemys, Trachemys scripta
Creators: Ackman, Frair, Hooper
Collection: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Abstract     
Abstract 1. 1. The fatty acids of depot fats of three species of Atlantic marine turtles and six species of North American fresh-water turtles have been determined. 2. 2. Dermochelys coriacea was exceptional in having 9·5% lauric acid, possibly replacing palmitic acid. 3. 3. Trans-6-hexadecenoic acid was found only in the marine species. 4. 4. Dermatemys mawi could be differentiated from the other fresh-water species by details of fatty acids indicative of a herbivorous diet. Keywords: Marine turtles; fresh-water turtles; fatty acid composition; fatty acid metabolism; trans-6-hexadecenoic acids; isoprenoid fatty acids; Dermochelys coriacea, Atlantic leatherback; Caretta caretta caretta, Atlantic loggerhead; Lepidochelys kempi, Mexican ridley; Pseudemys scripta, Narrow-snouted slide; Dermatemys mawi, Mexican river turtle; Claudius angustatus, Big-headed mud turtle; Chelydra serpentina serpentina, Common snapping turtle; Kinosternon leucostomum, White-lipped mud turtle; Staurotypus triporcatus, Guau turtle
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