This paper reports the results of separation and identification of the pigments from ice algae in the adjacent waters (62°12′30″S～62°14′30″S, 58°53′W～58°57′W) of Great Wall Station, Antarctica during the icing Pened (from June 1988～December 1988) and the discussion is also made on the composition and seasonal variations of the pigments of ice algae in that area as well as their roles in marine ecosystems. The results indicate that 15 kinds of pigments have been separated from ice algae, of which 13 kinds can be identified. They are respeCtively: carotene, pheophytin-a, chlorophyll-a, -b, -c, xanthophyll, fucoxanthin, chlorophyllide-a, violaxanthin, pheophorbide-a, chlorophyllin-a, derivative of chlorophyll-c (diadinoxanthin), but two kinds of pigments can not be identified. There are distinct seasonal variations in the pigments of ice algae at that sea area.
A preliminary analysis of the pigments from ice algae in the adjacent waters of Great Wall Station, Antarctica
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