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LIPID BIOMARKERS AS INDICATORS OF ORGANIC MATTER INPUTS IN AN AMAZONIAN COREGold Open Access

Authors: V. Barreto Pereira, A. Lopes, R. Cordeiro and D. Azevedo
Event name: 29th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry
Session: Posters - Modern Aquatic Environments
Publication date: 04 September 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201902934
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 198.65Kb )

Summary:
A comprehensive study of lipid biomarkers on a sediment core from the Amazonian basin was perfomed. Results pointed to a great contribution of higher plants, based on TAR values and intensity of sitosterol, whereas the high content of hopanoid structures and lower mass alkanoic acid and alkanol indicated intense microbiological activity.

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