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  Yongli Wang , Xiaomin Fang , Tongwei Zhang , Yuanmao Li , Yingqin Wu , Daxiang He and Youxiao Wang
  This study reports the first observation of predominant even C-numbered n-alkanes from sediments in the continuous lacustrine-sedimentary section (Maogou) from the Late Miocene to the Early Pliocene (13–4.4 Ma) in the Linxia Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. The n-alkanes showed a bimodal distribution that is characterised by a centre at n-C16n-C20 with maximum values at n-C18 and n-C27n-C31 as well as at n-C29. The first mode shows a strong even C-number predominance (OEP16–20 0.34–0.66). In contrast, the second mode has a strong odd C-number predominance (OEP27–31 1.20–2.45). Certain types of special autochthonous bacteria are a possible source for this distribution of even C-numbered n-alkanes in lacustrine sediments. These bacteria may have a high production rate in weak oxic–anoxic and arid depositional environments, in which a variety of geochemical parameters have recorded palaeoclimate change.
 
 
 
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