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Steroids. 1993 Apr;58(4):178-80.

Distribution of cholesterol in Caribbean marine algae.

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Division of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas 00802.


Eleven species of Caribbean marine algae (red, green, and brown) were investigated for their cholesterol content. All of them were found to contain this sterol. Consistent with previously reported results, all five red algae contained large quantities of cholesterol. However, the two brown algae and three of the four green algae in our study also contained significant quantities of cholesterol.

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