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Using column and thin-layer chromatography, the authors investigated the presence of carotenoids in the carapaces and muscles of freshwater crayfish species. Fifteen carotenoids were found, among which canthaxanthin, adonixanthin, and astaxanthin were predominant. The highest carotenoid content was revealed in the carapaces of Pacifastacus leniusculus and Astacus astacus and in the muscles of Astacus leptodactylus and Orconectes limosus.

En utilisant la chromatographie sur colonnes et en couches minces, les auteurs ont recherche la presence de carotenoodes dans les carapaces et les muscles de plusieurs especes d'ecrevisses. Quinze carotenoodes ont ete trouves, parmi lesquels la canthaxanthine, l'adonixanthine et l'asthaxantine etaient dominantes. Le contenu en carotenoodes le pluseleve a ete trouve dans les carapaces de Pacifastacus leniusculus et Astacus astacus et dans les muscles de Astacus leptodactylus et Orconectes limosus.


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