For each mass spectral acquisition polarity, two visualizations are presented:
Total Ion Chromatogram ("TIC")
The TIC is a trace of the summed intensity of all ions as a function of time.
Note that in runs of complex samples such as these algal exudates, there are so many compounds co-eluting that individual peaks are not observed on the trace. Greater information visualization is possible in the Topological Overview.
This is a top-down, or bird's-eye view of the data sets, plotting mass as a function of time, with mass intensity increasing with color intensity.
For the optical absobance acquisition, two types of visualization are presented:
These are various views of intensity vs. wavelength vs. time.
Two generally diagnostic wavelengths (254 and 290 nm) are presented.
Compound Summary Table
A table showing potential retention-time / molecular weight pairs, and their molecular ions as determined by the "mzMine" program ( see "http://mzmine.sourceforge.net" for more information on this program).