Table 1.

Examples of fatty acids that coeluted with the radiolabelled PLFAs

PLFA fractionECLaExample(s) of fatty acids
1<13.613:0
213.6–14.614:0, i15:1, a15:1
314.6–15.3i15:0, a15:0, 15:0
415.3–15.7i16:1, 16:1ω9, 16:1ω8
515.7–16.1(16:1ω8), 16:1ω7, 16:1ω5, 16:0
616.1–16.5i17:1, a17:1, 10Me16:0, 12Me16:0
716.5–16.8i17:0, a17:0, 17:1ω8, cy17:0
816.8–17.1(cy17:0), 17:1, 17:0
917.1–17.410Me17:0
1017.4–17.618:3, 18:2, i18:1
1117.6–17.918:1ω9, 18:1ω8, 18:1ω7, (18:0)
1217.9–18.418:0, 10Me18:0, 12Me18:0
1318.4–18.8i19:0, a19:0, 19:1, cy19:0
1418.8–19.0(cy19:0), 19:0
15>19.0(19:0), 20:4, 20:1, 20:0, 22ω6, 22:0
  • a Equivalent chain length.