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Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems
Thomas S. Bianchi & Elizabeth A. Canuel

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xix
Chapter 1. Metabolic Synthesis 1
Chapter 2. Chemical Biomarker Applications to Ecology and Paleoecology 19
Chapter 3. Stable Isotopes and Radiocarbon 30
Chapter 4. Analytical Chemical Methods and Instrumentation 49
Chapter 5. Carbohydrates: Neutral and Minor Sugars 79
Chapter 6. Proteins: Amino Acids and Amines 98
Chapter 7. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Tools 127
Chapter 8. Lipids: Fatty Acids 144
Chapter 9. Isoprenoid Lipids: Steroids, Hopanoids, and Triterpenoids 169
Chapter 10. Lipids: Hydrocarbons 185
Chapter 11. Lipids: Alkenones, Polar Lipids, and Ether Lipids 207
Chapter 12. Photosynthetic Pigments: Chlorophylls, Carotenoids, and Phycobilins 221
Chapter 13. Lignins, Cutins, and Suberins 248
Chapter 14. Anthropogenic Markers 267
Appendix I. Atomic Weights of Elements 287
Appendix II. Useful SI Units and Conversion Factors 291
Appendix III. Physical and Chemical Constants 293
Glossary 295
Bibliography 309
Index 385

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