Master's Theses

Department

Biology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

Relative percentages of fatty acids isolated from 9 thermophilic and 6 mesophilic blue-green algae associations were estimated in an attempt to better understand the effects of selected environmental growth temperatures on fatty acid ratios. Tile predominant fatty acids detected in all samples were identified as the saturated Cl6 and mono-unsaturated C16 and C18 acids. Environmental temperatures were determined to be significantly correlated to the 16:1 (r = -.724), 18:0 (r = .681) and [Sigma] 14:0 + 18:0 (r = -.796) fatty acids of the thermophilic and tile 14:0 (r = -.814) fatty acid of tile mesophilic samples.

Advisor

John Leslie Watson

Date of Award

Spring 1976

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1976 Virgil Emil Jones

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