The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory
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CAROTENOIDS IN LICHENS FROM BENNET ISLAND LYING IN THE EAST-SIBERIAN SEA
BAZYLI CZECZUGAMIKHAIL ZHURBENKOEWA CZECZUGA-SEMENIUKMARILYN D. WALKER
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1999 Volume 86 Pages 235-241

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Abstract

  Column and thin-layer chromatography revealed the presence of the following carotenoids in the thalli of 14 lichen species (18 specimens) from Bennet Island (East-Siberian Sea): α-, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, lutein epoxide, antheraxanthin, violaxanthin, mutatoxanthin, neoxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, rhodoxanthin, capsochrome and β-citraurin.

  The total content of carotenoids ranged from 46.8 in Sphaerophorus globosus to 87.5 μg g-1 dry wt in Cetraria nigricans. The amount of the carotenoid content in the form of the provitamin of vitamin A ranged from 12.5 to 68.3% of the total carotenoid content.

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