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Major lipid classes and their fatty acids in a parasitic nematode, Ascaridia galli

By Amit Ghosh, Kumkum Kar, D. Ghosh, C. Dey and K. K. Misra


The paper presents major lipid classes and their fatty acids investigated from Ascaridia galli, a nematode parasite of country fowl. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) reveals that the percent of total lipid, neutral lipid, phospholipids, and glycolipids are 1.94, 54.39, 26.95 and 18.66, respectively. Gas–liquid chromatography (GLC) analysis shows that the saturated fatty acids are the major components in all the lipid fractions followed by monoenes and dienes. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) were present in low amount. Stearic acids (C18) were the chief components among all the fatty acids in all the lipid fractions

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