Cluster analysis in lipid biomarker studies: A case of the Clyde Sea

Masni Mohd. Ali, Stephen M. Mudge

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Abstract

Thirty-three surface sediment samples were collected around the Clyde Sea and were analyzed for fatty acids, fatty alcohols and sterols by the GC-MS detection. Cluster analysis (Ward's method with correlation coefficient) performed separately on fatty acids, fatty alcohols and sterols showed that they were grouped according to their geochemical sources. However, terrestrial derived compounds can be seen grouping with marine and bacterial derived compounds in every analysis. Bacterial derived compounds can be found in all clusters in the mixed compound cluster analysis showing that bacterial inputs occurred together with marine and terrestrial inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Biomarker
  • Cluster analysis
  • Fatty acids
  • Fatty alcohols
  • Sterols

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Cluster analysis in lipid biomarker studies : A case of the Clyde Sea. / Mohd. Ali, Masni; Mudge, Stephen M.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 35, No. 2, 12.2006, p. 41-47.

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