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The average carbon isotope value (delta (13)C) of 63 samples of glycerol from over 30 different sources has been determined. The results indicate that it is possible to distinguish between the glycerol obtained from the glycerides produced in plants following C-3 and C-4 carbon fixation pathways. The samples obtained from animal sources seem to reflect the composition of the fed material, as well as that produced by sugar fermentation.

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Authors: FRONZA G ET AL, Politecnico CNR, Dipartimento Chimica, Milano (IT);RENIERO F ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);ROSSMANN A, Lehrstuhl f Allg Chemie und Biochemie TU München, Freising-Weihenstephen (DE);HERMANN A, Chemisches Untersuchungsamt Speyer (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Agriculture, Food and Chemistry
Record Number: 199711320 / Last updated on: 1997-10-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en