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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 36, Issue 3–4, pp 353–360 | Cite as

Some carotenoids in Chironomus annularius Meig. larvae (Diptera : Chironomidae)

  • B. Czeczuga
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Summary

The author investigated the presence of various carotenoids in the body of the larvae of the Chironomus annularius MEIG. moquito (Diptera: Chironomidae) by means of columnar and thin-layer chromatography.

The investigations revealed the presence of the following carotenoids in the larvae: α-carotene, β-carotene, canthaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, lutein, astacene and a kind of xanthophyl which was not possible to identify more closely.

Keywords

Chromatography Carotenoid Lutein Canthaxanthin Cryptoxanthin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Czeczuga
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyBialystok Medical AcademyBialystokPoland

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