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Fatty acids Compositions in Male’s Gonads of the Red Sea Fish Rhabdosargus sarba During the Spawning Season
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 103-107
Received: Mar. 26, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 15, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Suhaila A. Qari, Department of Biological Sciences. Faculty of Science. King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Samia G. Moharram, Department of Biological Sciences. Faculty of Science. King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Safaa A. Alowaidi, Department of Biological Sciences. Faculty of Science. King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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A total of 27 fatty acids (FAs) were identified in testis throughout the spawning season of male R. sarba. In male gonad saturated fatty acids (SFA) were the main fatty acid group in total lipid in testis (34%) followed by PUFA (29.1%) and MUFA (11.6%). In all maturation stages SFA were the main fatty acid group in testis (30.4-35.4%). Of individual fatty acid, the major constituents of SFA were Palmitic acid C16:0 (18. 5%) and Stearic acid C18:0 (8.5%) in nearly ripe and ripe stages respectively. Oleic acid C18:1 (8.8%) was found to be the main MUFA in ripe stage and Linoleic acid C18:2 (10.8%) was the main PUFA in nearly ripe stage. During spawning and maturation stages there were a significant differences in total SFA and MUFA (P<0.05).
Sparidae, Rhabdosargus sarba, Fish, Fatty Acids, Spawning, Gonads, Red Sea
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Suhaila A. Qari, Samia G. Moharram, Safaa A. Alowaidi, Fatty acids Compositions in Male’s Gonads of the Red Sea Fish Rhabdosargus sarba During the Spawning Season, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 103-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20140202.21
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