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Chemical Isolation, Quantification, and Separation of Skin Lipids from Reptiles
 

Chemical Isolation, Quantification, and Separation of Skin Lipids from Reptiles

Article doi: 10.3791/59018
February 7th, 2019

Summary February 7th, 2019

In reptiles, skin lipids from conspecifics are crucial for sexual signaling, with potential use in invasive species management. Here, we describe protocols for extracting skin lipids from shed skin or whole animals, determining and analyzing the total lipid mass, and separating the lipids using fractionation via column chromatography.

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