Comparison of the content of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in hydrocoral lipids.
The level of C20-22 polyunsaturated fatty acids (% of total acids, mean ± SD, n = 3) obtained from (A) total lipids and (B) polar lipids of the hydrocorals Allopora steinegeri (dotted bars), Millepora dichotoma (gray bars), and M. platyphylla (black bars). Acids of n-6 series are as follows: 20:4n-6, arachidonic; 22:4n-6, docosatetraenoic; 22:5n-6, docosapentaenoic. Acids of n-3 series are as follows: 20:5n-3, eicosapentaenoic; 22:5n-3, docosapentaenoic; 22:6n-3, docosahexaenoic. (*) Significant difference (p < 0.01) between Allopora and Millepora.