Disaster and Earth Science

Polycyclic isoprenoids

Polycyclic isoprenoids are divided into groups based on how many C10 units, or we say terpenoids their precursors possessed. Thus, for example, a triterpane had a precursor that had between 30 and 40 carbons.

>>Biomarker classification


>>>>Acetogenic lipids


>>>>Acyclic and cyclic isoprenoids

>>>>Polycyclic isoprenoids






>>>Diagenesis and catagenesis

>>Biomarker as Source Indicator

>>>Steranes, hopanes etc


>>>Environmental Indicators

>>>Indicators of Euxinia

>>Experimental methods to extract biomarkers

>>>Source rock