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Seasonal variations in lipids ofXanthoria parietinagrowing at high elevations

Authors
Journal
Phytochemistry
0031-9422
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0031-9422(95)00322-x
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract Seasonal variations (from spring to winter) in the total lipid content, polar, non-polar and neutral lipids were detected in Xanthoria parietina growing naturally at high elevation in the northwestern Italian Alps (Piedmont). Various lipid classes were separated and the corresponding fatty acid methyl esters were analysed by GC-MS. The results obtained confirmed a clear response of the lipid metabolism of X. parietina growing at high elevations to changing seasonal environmental factors. They also indicated a typical increase in total lipid content from spring to winter and a direct relationship between the degree of fatty acid unsaturation and high temperature and precipitation levels.

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