Biosynthesis of linoleic acid, 18:2(n-6), was unambiguously demonstrated to occur in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana, and the cricket, Acheta domesticus. Axenic tissue from both of these insect species was demonstrated by radio-gas-liquid chromatography (radio-GLC) and radio-high-performance liquid chromatography (radio-HPLC) to incorporate [1-14C]acetate and [1-14C]oleate into this essential fatty acid.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1991|
- Acheta domesticus
- Linoleic acid biosynthesis
- Periplaneta americana
- essential fatty acid