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Carotenoids in certain species of lichen from Australia

Czeczuga, B., Elix, J.A., Lumbsch, Th.H. and Borowitzka, M.A.ORCID: 0000-0001-6504-4563 (2008) Carotenoids in certain species of lichen from Australia. Feddes Repertorium, 103 (3-4). pp. 297-302.

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Column and thin‐layer chromatography revealed the presence of the following carotenoids in the thalli of 21 lichen species from Australia: α‐carotene, β‐carotene, rubixanthin, β‐cryptoxanthin, lutein, 3′‐epilutein, zeaxanthin, echinenone, 3′‐hydroxyechinenone, adonixanthin, phoenicoxanthin, α‐doradexanthin, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, neoxanthin, violaxanthin, β‐carotene epoxide, lutein epoxide, antheraxanthin, cryptoflavin, mutatoxanthin, rhodoxanthin and β‐apo‐8′‐carotenal. The total content of carotenoids ranged from 10.50 μg g−1 dry wt in Flavoparmelia haysomii to 21.23 μg g−1 dry wt in Flavoparmelia springtonensis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Copyright: © 1992 Wiley‐VCH
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