Skip to main content

Fate of labeled n-alkanes in the blue crab and stripped mullet

Summary

Results of these studies demonstrate that the blue crab was readily able to take up and discharge labeled n-alkanes, but it was not able to metabolize them. In contrast, it appears that n-alkanes taken up via the digestive tract in mullet are readily metabolized, probably via microorganisms in the gut. More limited metabolism was observed in mullet when n-alkanes were taken up via the gills.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. ALBRO, P. W.: Lipids5:320 (1970).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. BLIGH, E. and DYER, W.: Can. J. Biochem. Physiol.37:911 (1959).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. BLUMER, M., SOUZA, A. G., and SASS, J.: Mar. Biol.5:195 (1970).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. BOEHM, P., and QUINN, J.: Geochim. Cosmo Chim. Acta37:2459 (1973).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. CARLSON, G.: Comp. Biochem. Physiol.43B:295 (1972).

    Google Scholar 

  6. CORNER, E. D. S.: Proc. R. Soc. London, B.189:391 (1975).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. HAINES, J. R. and ALEXANDER, M.: Applied Microbiol.28:1084 (1975).

    Google Scholar 

  8. KOLATTUKUDY, P. E. and WALTON, T. J.: Prog. Chem. Fats Lipids13:121 (1973).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. LEE, R. F., SAUERHEBER, and BENSON, A.: Science177:344 (1972a).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  10. LEE, R. F., SAUERHEBER, R., and DOBBS, G.: Mar. Biol.17:201 (1972b).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  11. MCCARTHY, R.: Biochim. Biophys. Acta84: 74 (1964).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  12. SCHLENK, H., and GELLERMAN, J.: Anal. Chem.32:1412 (1960).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Geiszler, P.C., Grantham, B.J. & Blomquist, G.J. Fate of labeled n-alkanes in the blue crab and stripped mullet. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 17, 463–467 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01685939

Download citation

Keywords

  • Polar Lipid
  • Blue Crab
  • Spider Crab
  • Limited Metabolism
  • Polar Lipid Fraction