Multiply Methyl-Branched Fatty Acids and Diacids in the Polar Lipids of a Microaerophilic Subsurface Microbial Community
Lipids, Vol. 43, No. 9, September 2008, pp 843-851
David B. Hedrick, Microbial Insights, Inc., Aaron D. Peacock, Ph.D., Haley & Aldrich; Philip Long, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, David C. White, Center for Biomarker Analysis, University of Tennessee
A previously unreported series of di- and tri-methylated fatty acids, as well as saturated and monounsaturated diacids were identified in polar lipids isolated from environmental subsurface sediment samples. Mechanisms are proposed for their formation, but their origin and role in cell membranes remains unknown.
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