Desmophyllum dianthus relative and absolute fatty acid and fatty alcohol composition in Comau Fjord, Chile


In September 2016 specimens of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus were sampled along natural oceanographic horizontal and vertical gradients (vertically: 20 m and 280 m depth and horizontally: fjord head, center, and mouth) in Comau Fjord to study its fatty acids composition. The aim was to understand better a) how the fatty acid composition changes in response to the experienced in situ environmental conditions, b) if they can provide insights into the potential food sources, and c) how the coral phenotype affects their composition. The background environment conditions and the coral's physiological performance were derived from previous assessments (Beck et al. 2022, doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.945072), and additional CTD casts were performed in September 2016 (doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.962593).

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Creator Wall, Marlene ORCID logo; Beck, Kristina K ORCID logo; Garcia-Herrera, Nur ORCID logo; Schmidt-Grieb, Gertraud M; Laudien, Jürgen ORCID logo; Höfer, Juan ORCID logo; Försterra, Günter; Held, Christoph ORCID logo; Nehrke, Gernot ORCID logo; Espinoza, Juan Pablo; Woll, Matthias; Graeve, Martin ORCID logo; Richter, Claudio ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven Crossref Funder ID IP74010002 Deciphering the Antarctic cold-water coral record (DACCOR); Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Bonn Crossref Funder ID 01DN15024 Plankton- und Kaltwasserkorallenökologie im Comau Fjord, Chile; Ministry of education, Chile Crossref Funder ID 15150003 FONDAP; Ministry of education, Chile Crossref Funder ID 20140041
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3072 data points
Discipline Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-72.599W, -42.444S, -72.419E, -42.162N); Comau Fjord, Patagonia, Chile
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-09-22T00:00:00Z