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Vitamin A and Carotenoids in Certain Invertebrates VII. Crustacea: Copepoda

  • L. R. Fisher (a1) (a2), S. K. Kon (a1) (a2) and S. Y. Thompson (a1) (a2)

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Total fat, carotenoids, and vitamin A were determined physicochemically in sixty-nine species and fifteen generic groups of pelagic marine copepods.

Vitamin A was definitely present in Euchirella curticauda and Gaetanus kruppi and possibly so in Gaetanus pileatus and in a sample of Gaetanus spp. No vitamin A activity for vitamin A-depleted rats was found in fractions from a lipid extract of 1854 g of Calanus finmarchicus.

The significance of these findings is considered in relation to the high vitamin A reserves in many fish preying upon pelagic copepods.

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Vitamin A and Carotenoids in Certain Invertebrates VII. Crustacea: Copepoda

  • L. R. Fisher (a1) (a2), S. K. Kon (a1) (a2) and S. Y. Thompson (a1) (a2)

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