Quantitative assessment of changes occurring in organic matter during early diagenesis

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Authors:Lewis, C. A.; Rowland, S. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Plymouth, Department of Environmental Sciences, Plymouth, United Kingdom
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Quantifying sedimentary geochemical processes
Volume Authors:Coleman, M. L., editor; Curtis, C. D.; Turner, G.
Source:Philosophical Transactions - Royal Society of London, Physical Sciences and Engineering, 344(1670), p.101-111; Royal Society of London discussion meeting on Quantifying sedimentary geochemical processes, London, United Kingdom, Jan. 26-27, 1993, edited by M. L. Coleman, C. D. Curtis and G. Turner. Publisher: Royal Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0962-8428
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. Includes discussion. 29 refs.; illus., incl. sketch map
Summary:A mass balance is reported for organic C in 1 cm sections of Recent sediment from offshore Peru, by measuring the proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Methods for the characterization of 'humin' or 'proto-kerogen' are discussed. The smooth and rapid decreases in the proportions of 'protein' and 'carbohydrate' carbon and 'bound' lipids in this cored sample are due to diagenetic alteration. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Biochemistry; Carbohydrates; Carbon; Concentration; Continental margin; Cores; Diagenesis; Early diagenesis; Fatty acids; Geochemistry; Hydrogen; Lipids; Marine sediments; Nitrogen; Ocean Drilling Program; Organic acids; Organic carbon; Organic compounds; Proteins; Sediments; Leg 112; Peru; South America
Coordinates:S132849 S085929 W0765329 W0803501
Abstract Numbers:94M/1260
Record ID:2007051003
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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